|A former border village between France and Spain in the Pyrenees, approximately 45 km from Figueres. The village is dominated by the church from the XI / XII century. The last minister living in the village officiated until 1940.|
|At the end of the civil war the republicans fled over the Pyrenees to France. Costoja was their first stopping place in France. On some days 50,000 republicans arrived in Costoja.|
|In the small cemetery rest a large number of those who died during and immediately after the civil war.||
Costojo's picturesque small narrow lanes and old buildings have been restored in recent years,
|and the place has attracted new settlers|
There is a post office and a city hall.
To visit Costoja, drive north from Figueres toward La Jonquera. Turn to Mašanet de Cabrenys, and continue through Darnius and eventually passing through Tapis to Costoja. There is a bar and grocer's shop. The route along the Pyrenees makes the trip all the more enjoyable.
CapCreus online, newspaper of the Costa Brava: www.cbrava.com