Aixart d'en Bosqueta

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This is a good and still visible example of the aixarts, which used to be a major part of the farming and pastoral activity that occupies some of the areas on this side of the Montgrí Massif. It is a good specimen of the old agricultural activity in these mountains, with a pair of fine large examples of stone pines in the middle of it, which is undoubtedly a sign that they were specially planted and respected. Aixarts are land which has been broken and cleared of stones, leaving a large space suitable for cultivating vines and olive trees, enclosed by dry-stone walls made with the same stones removed when preparing the land. Here you can also see, two dry-stone huts, one of them built against a wall and the other more independently just at the entrance of the track. Most of the aixarts and associated elements you can see in this area were made between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, the period with the greatest activity in the interior of the mountains.