The Quarry

Castellfollit has the only working basalt quarry in the entire country. The quarry has been worked by the Ortiz family since 1929 although the quarry dates back to 1887.

The basalt extracted has two basic applications: one is industrial (as an antiacid rock) and the other is domestic and decorative (fireplaces, pavements, floorings, etc.) A good example of the use of the rock is the pavement of the old town.