Named as “one of the beautiful and noble castles of the world” in the 13th century by Bernat Desclot, today visiting Montsoriu evokes what life was like in one of the great castles of the medieval period. Considered to be one of the great fortresses of the Mediterranean, Montsoriu shows us the structure of what was the grand residence and palace of the Viscounts of Cabrera.
Although Montsoriu has remains of an Iberian occupation (4th to 3rd century B.C.), the first written documentation that certifies the existence of the castle is dated in the year 1002. The castle as it is today largely corresponds to the great reformation undertaken by Bernat II of Cabrera during the mid-14th century.