We have begun the trip by visiting a castle and will also reserve the last day for discovering two other fortresses because Anoia boasts many of these buildings. Perhaps the most emblematic is Claramunt, which we will visit this morning. Built in the 10th century, the interventions and reforms in the 1990s made it the ideal place to discover what these medieval constructions were like. The panoramic views from here are also worth seeing and so the hike to reach the summit, around half an hour but quite easy, is highly recommended. The castle dominates the point where the defile of the Anoia River opens up in the Òdena basin and it was built because of the struggle for control of these lands between the Catalan counts and the Al-Andalus troops. As we can still see thousands of years later, it was a majestic castle, with terraced walls and defence towers, as well as a church, Santa Maria, with Romanesque features.
And from La Pobla de Claramunt we move to Sant Pere Sallavinera, where we find Boixadors Castle. The building is first documented in 1015, so it has recently celebrated one thousand years, and from the 15th to the 19th centuries it formed part of the barony of the Boixadors, under the rule of a single family. Again, the views over the Calaf plateau surrounded by mountain ranges, valleys and brooks are amazing. Enjoy one of the cradles of Anoia to complete this trip through a region brimming with attractions.