House of Margarit
This is the ancient seat for the important Margarit family, which appears half way through the 14th century under the figure of Bernat Margarit, a citizen of Girona and batlle de sac (feudal governor)of the Pia Almoina. Until the 16th century we find members of the family amongst the highest posts of public power (Bernat Margarit II was a minister and squire in the court of the King John I) and ecclesiastical power (Joan de Margarit was Bishop of Elna and Girona, a cardinal in Rome and a humanist). Later the seat became a farmhouse, and was even abandoned for a few years. Also known as Sant Gregori castle, it is a rectangular building spread over three floors, which are organised around an interior courtyard. The castle is fortified with a square tower in one corner, with four floors. It underwent various alterations, especially in the 18th century, and it is presently being restored. New windows have been opened on the side walls, a gallery of rounded archways has been accommodated on the upper floor and the tower has been raised with a new floor.
|Dirección:||Argelaguet the neighborhood. 300 meters from the neighborhood of the church
|Visita:||The exterior can be seen along the roads. Today the castle serves as a restaurant for banquets and conventions.