The Forn de Santa Caterina

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The Forn de Santa Caterina is another of the lime furnaces found in the mountains. There used to be another one, close to the areas with wild goats, but the vegetation has hidden it.

The operation of lime furnaces in Montgrí took place from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century alongside the different agricultural and livestock undertakings. It was in this period that the exploitation of the most important resources took place, something apparent in the numerous dry-stone structures we have seen. The furnaces were abandoned for economic reasons, as from the second half of the nineteenth century, as a result of the Industrial Revolution, demand for lime grew and the output of the type of furnace in the Montgrí was insufficient. At the start of the twentieth century, it was abandoned completely.