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We are at the top of the “Burriac” mountain at an altitude of 401 meters above sea level. From this vantage point we have great views of the Maresme coastline and the northern part of Barcelona’s county, ​​as well as of the “Serres del Montnegre-Corredor”, the “Turó de l’Home”, the “Matagalls” and the “Cingles de Bertí”.

There is evidence of the existence of this building since 1017, when the Countess Ermessenda gave it to her son Ramon Berenguer I.

In 1993, due to archaeological interventions, three construction phases could be established. The first from the Roman period, between centuries II and I BC, where there was located the remains of a cistern. The second phase, end medieval, between centuries XI and XIV, which largely corresponds to the central area of ​​the castle and part of the northern bastion lower precinct. And finally, a Medieval phase from the fifteenth century onwards, which correspond to much lower precinct of the castle. These latest reforms are attributed to the time when the owner was Pere Joan Ferrer.

However, as ‘Argentonians’ we feel like the castle is ours and it is easy to find local people on weekends. In addition, the “Burriac” castle serves as an improvised barometer for many ‘Argentonians’ because as the saying goes: "Clouds at Burriac, rain soon" (“núvols a Burriac, pluja aviat”).

SOURCE: Web Argentona town hall