SPAIN | San Romà de Sau

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In the 1960s, the Catalan government decided to create a reservoir where the village of San Romà de Sau stood. The residents were forced to leave their homes, and water flooded the village. But when it’s been dry here for a while, part of the village is exposed for a short time. And then you’ll be able to see the proud spire of the 1000-year-old church appear. It doesn’t surrender easily to the forces of nature. When the water levels are high, you’ll only be able to see the tip of the church.

We had to take a small detour to get to this flooded village, but it was really worth it! Surrounded by mountains, the place is closed off from the outside world. We found a camping spot with a view of the church tower. And because it was winter, we knew that the water levels would be high, but we weren’t disappointed. The funny thing was, there were cows walking all over the place. It was an idyllic spot, and we were glad to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.