Roman road of Capsacosta

The road of Capsacosta is a genuine work of huge engineering importance and an exceptional testament to a historical period of great change for the country.

It had always been thought that this road was created at the time of the Roman Empire, but recent research indicates that it was built around 1729 to ensure the safe movement of troops.

The road of Capsacosta is very easy to follow. In several stretches it is extremely well preserved. This road ran from Figueres to the mountains and after crossing the Bianya plain climbed towards Capsacosta and continued to the Ares pass.

The walls, wheel-guards and all the other elements of the road of Capsacosta are a testament to the extraordinary construction project carried out many years ago.

One of Itinerànnia's paths follows the road of Capsacosta, from Traginers (Vall de Bianya) until Sant Pau de Segúries (Ripollès).

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