From Argentona to the Castell de Burriac

2 walkers taking a rest on the stone walls of Burriac castle
Burriac castle dates back to the start of the 11th Century

The 11th Century Castell de Burriac is a small medieval castle with fantastic views of the Maresme Coast, Montseny and Barcelona.

The castle is located at the top of Burriac hill at an altitude of 401m. The only way to get there is on foot or by mountain bike.

A walker hiking up hill to Burriac castle
The final climb up to the castle

The walk starts on the outskirts of Argentona at the top end of Passeig de Burriac. Simply drive to where the tarmac runs out and look for somewhere to park the car!

From here, it’s simply a matter of following the path uphill to the castle. The path is well-maintained and clearly marked by wooden posts with red squares. To be honest, the makers are unnecessary, just keep walking uphill until you come to the castle.

You should allow between an hour and a half and two hours to complete the walk. This includes time to eat a picnic and enjoy the views.

View of Barcelona through a medieval stone arch
Fantastic views of the Maresme coast to Barcelona
A red signpost at the start of the path leading to Burriac castle near Barcelona
This sign at the top of “Passeig de Burriak” marks the start of the walk

Argentona to Burriac Castle Walk:

Start from: Argentona
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1hr 30 minutes
Suitable footwear: Trainers/ walking shoes

How to get from Barcelona to Argentona

By Car

It takes approximately 25 minutes to drive from Barcelona to Argentona. Leaving the city along Gran Via or Ronda Litoral, take the C32 motorway north to exit 21 (signposted Argentona/Granollers).

By Public Transport

There are no direct connections between Barcelona and Argentona. The most convenient way to get there by public transport is to take a commuter train to Mataró (R1) and then catch a bus from there to Argentona. Bus routes 550, 551 and 554 leave from near Mataró train station.

Train timetable Barcelona – Mataró          

Bus timetable Mataró – Argentona


Burriac castle, near Argentona, Spain

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