Aixarts and huts

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​​​​​The whole of the Montgrí Massif contains large number of items made from dry stone, built for the agricultural, pastoral and industrial exploitation of the mountains. There is a wide variety of elements, such as terrace walls, aixarts, huts, wells, cisterns and lime furnaces.

Aixarts are stone walls surrounding properties. The stones for building them come from the fields. Normally they were made with large stones on the two faces with smaller ones thrown in the middle.

These dry-stone elements are evidence of a recent agricultural past and a habit of making maximum use of the land, which was present in much of the massif until the middle of the twentieth century.