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Coll de les Sorres path and furnace

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Introduction

​​​​​​The name Coll de les Sorres – pass of the sands – comes from the fact that at this point, the sand and sediments from the plain climbed up the Montgrí Massif, until they crossed them on this pass which is 138 metres above sea level. The dunes reached as far as Torroella de Montgrí.

Following the dry-stone wall on the right, you will find the lime furnace of the Coll de les Sorres (17th–19th centuries). The Montgrí was an excellent location for turning limestone into lime. The lime furnace is a structure resembling a hut but with no roof. At the top, carts unloaded the stone that was to be fired, and at the bottom the wood was put in and days later the lime was extracted.

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