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Tagamanent Castle Summit Circular Mountain Hiking Route

16km circular route from Sant Martí De Centelles via Parc Etnològic de Tagamanent to a ruined castle. Only 1 hour from Barcelona on the train

Updated: Jun 28, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.4k

About Tagamanent Castle Summit

As part of the El Montseny Natural Park, the peak of Tagamanent, Turó del Tagamanent is a location for the first prehistoric settlers, with a mediaeval church ruin Santa Maria del Tagamanent, large farmhouses and old tracks travelled for hundreds of years linking flour mills and ice wells. Tagamanent is on a plateau called El Pla de la Calma, the plain of calm, and is surrounded by mountain crop fields to make a small scattered town.

Tagamanent is high above the Congost Valley on the western slopes of Montseny one hour by car or train from Barcelona. The Tagamanent summit can be reached by hiking for about three hours from Sant Martí de Centelles or Hiking to Tagamanent from Figaró.

This route passes via Puig-Agut abandoned farmhouse before getting to Santa Maria del Tagamanent church and castle summit. After the castle summit at Bellver farmhouse there is a small restaurant.

From Santa Maria del Tagamanent church there are spectacular views of the Vallés region, The plains of Osona and the Congost Valley with cliff formations. On a clear day it is possible to see Montserrat mountain and the Pyrenees which are very visible in the winter when the Pyrenees mountains are covered in snow.

After Bellver farmhouse the route passes via Rural house and museum Parc Etnològic de Tagamanent, Casa Museu L'Agustí which has very limited opening hours for visiting the interior.

From here the route goes via El Bellit farmhouse and Fondrats ruined farmhouse via forestall paths before descending down back to Sant Martí De Centelles.

Santa Maria del Tagamanent Church History

Earliest historical records mention Santa Maria del Tagamanent in 993 AD. In 1098 Viscount Folc de Cardona gave the church to Santa Fe de Conques to found a priory at the location. When this was not achieved the church passed to Sant Pere de Casserres, who governed it until 1331.

Being a parish church it was passed to Sant Martí. From the 14th Century Santa Maria del Tagamanent is always recorded as belonging to the bishopric of Vic. It had Santa Eugènia del Congost as its suffragan until 1878.

Santa Maria del Tagamanent today has been abandoned and ruined for centuries and is currently being preserved by the Diputació de Barcelona to prevent further degradation of the site. The church has a Romanesque appearance with small flourishes of gothic architecture. It sits at the summit of Turó del Tagamanent in a small grassy meadow at the top of a naturally occurring craggy escarpment. The location made it ideal for a fortified church castle.

Visiting Tagamanent Castle Summit

I recommend allowing 6-8 hours to complete the route.

I advise at least 2 to 3 litres of drinking water.

Where to Eat in Sant Martí De Centelles & Turó del Tagamanent

Parc Etnològic de Tagamanent, Casa Museu L'Agustí Hours

The L'Agustí museum is open on weekends and public holidays from 10:30h to 16:30h and costs 4 euros to visit. The Museum offers audio Visual guided tours of one hour duration at 10:30h and 16:30h. The museum is run by the Agustí family, who have farmed the land on the Pla de la Calma since the 12th century.

What to take with you for Tagamanent Castle Summit

This is a medium walking route in the Montseny mountains. I always do it with a small rucksack of the essentials and first aid kit. Emergency waterproof jacket is optional depending on the weather forecast.

Take 2 to 3 litre of water. Additional water can be purchased at the El Bellit farmhouse if it is open.

Tagamanent Castle Summit Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 8.40 FREE Child € 8.40 FREE Group/Family Ticket? Consult Renfe Rodalies website for child fares.Notes Walk is free, Return train tickets costs 8.40 Euros.

Getting to Tagamanent Castle Summit

Address: Parc Etnològic de Tagamanent, Tagamanent. 08593

The walking route starts and ends at Sant Martí De Centelles on the Renfe RODALIES R3 line about 1 hour outside of Barcelona.

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Wikiloc Trail for Tagamanent Castle Summit

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A circular mountain walk via Puig-Agut, Tagamanent Castle ruin, Sant Marti Ruins, Bellver farmhouse, Rural house and museum L?Augusti, Bellit and Fondrats ruined farmhouse.

Distance: 16.22 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Return Travel Fare: €8.40

Transport Network: Rodalies

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