Llofriu

Llofriu (name of Germanic origin) is an aggregate of the town of Palafrugell (Baix Empordà), in Catalonia, Spain. As of 2005, it has 294 inhabitants. The parish church of St. Fruitós, as mentioned in a testament from 1121, was dependent on the priory of Santa Anna of Barcelona until the seizure (first third of the nineteenth century).

View of the church of St. Fruitós.

The economy is based primarily on agriculture and livestock, although the majority of its people work today in Palafrugell, the service sector.

Main sightsEdit

  • St. Fruitós church. The current edifice dates to the 17th century, rebuilt in an old Romanesque church-style, of which only a group of pieces of iron in the door remain. It comprises a nave with side chapels and a polygonal apse, with a rectangular gate. Its bell tower is square. The church was sacked in 1638 by Spanish soldiers in retaliation to a revolt in Palafrugell.
  • The Old village is set of traditional architecture, dating to the 17th-19th century. The oldest house dates from 1764, at least, that's what is inscribed in one of its doors.
  • Cemetery (1895), in Neoclassicist style. The writer Josep Pla i Casadevall is buried here.
  • Mas Pla, a 17th-century farmhouse is located in the area of the slurry side of the road C-31, very near to Palafrugell.
  • Manor of Bassa Rocas (16th century). It houses drawings and texts by members of this family, who have made significant cultural contributions to Catalonia and America. After the house remained without tenants, it was converted into a primary school. Later the house became a cultural center having been reopened in 2008.

Coordinates: 41°55′50.13″N 3°7′52.39″E / 41.9305917°N 3.1312194°E / 41.9305917; 3.1312194