Sant Climent Sescebes is one of the 68 municipalities in the Alt Empordà, and includes most of the middle valley of the River Anyet. Its area covers 24 square kilometres.
The municipal area includes the village of Sant Climent Sescebes, on the left bank of the River Anyet, and also the hamlet of Vilartolí, the hamlet of Ullastre, the farmhouse of Els Solers with the old church of Santa Fe dels Solers, and the farmhouse of Rebulls.
The mountainous part of the municipality is covered by woods, and especially by cork oaks, traditionally exploited for their cork, in addition to scrub and thickets.
Agriculture is unirrigated and the principal crops are the vine and the olive. There is a small area of market garden production near the river.
The raising of livestock and some industrial activities deriving from the woods and from agriculture complement the local economy. There are springs producing water with medicinal qualities.
The presence of the Spanish Army's training centre boosted the development of bars, restaurants and shops.
The present parish church of Sant Climent, of which records date back to 882, was built in the early 18th century. Other attractions are the megalithic itineraries, including some important monuments such as the dolmen of La Gutina and the menhir known as Pedra Murtra. There is also an area of marshland.
In her book “Villages of the Empordà”, the poet Montserrat Vayreda described Sant Climent thus: "Sant Climent Sescebes surrounded by vines, with the wall of Ullastre acting as its pillow (...), you maintain the double harmony of your arches, offering a memory of the ancient doorway before the chapel of Sant Sebastià. (...) Vilartolí is suspended on the other hillside with its light brown houses and marshmallows standing delicately in their red and purple."
Services that offer: MUNICIPAL SERVICES
SERVICE OF CIVIC ATTENTION
c. Magre, 21
Tel. 972 56 30 07
SERVICES OF SECURITY
c. Campament, s/n
Tel. 972 56 30 00
PARISH OF SANT CLIMENT SESCEBES
Plaça de l'Església, 3
SERVICES OF ATTENTION TO THE HEALTH
c. Sol, s/n
Tel. 972 54 50 59
MEGALITHIC ITINERARY DE SANT CLIMENT SESCEBES
From the N-II, we take the Gi-602 going from Capmany to Sant Climent Sescebes or from the N-260; we turn off at Garriguella and continue to Sant Climent passing through Rabós and Espolla.
Ampurdan bus has a regular line from Figueres to Sant Climent Sescebes. Consult schedules.
Tel. 972 54 50 79
WHAT WE CAN FIND
Megalithic route that passes through part of the old military camp of the town. Vineyards, olive groves, forests, four dolmens and two menhirs are visited. There is also an ancient water mill and a medieval bridge.
It is a very flat route with an approximate duration of two and a half hours.