El Prat (The Meadow)

Known locally as the ‘El Prat’ square in reference to the area’s original name, El Prat del Molí (Mill’s Meadow).

On 6 December 1118, Count Ramon Berenguer III granted the town the right to hold a market, which is still held every Sunday, and, on 31 July 1251, King Jaume I authorised the organisation of a fair to mark the Saint John feast day celebrations, although the date was subsequently changed in 1321 by Jaume II for it to take place on the feast day of Saint Michael.

Since then, the market has sold all kinds of local products from around the Camprodon Valley, although the construction of the Ripoll (1892) and Olot (1927) roads, as well as the railway line connecting Barcelona and Puigcerdà (1922), meant that products from further afield could also be sold.