Canyamars is one of three villages comprising the town of Dosrius, in the comarca (county) of Maresme, Catalonia. Its history and culture is closely connected to the other two villages, Massuet and Figueras, and Dosrius as a whole.
Canyamars is situated in the base of the valley between the mountains of Corredor and Montalt. Dosrius itself is in between two rivers, the name being originally “Duos Rios.” Because of its enclosed location to various natural features, most of the attractions and charm of Canyamars are with nature; it is full of fresh air, the weather is perfect all year, and the quiet and tranquility of the places is priceless. Most of the activities in Canyamars tend to be outdoorsy. You can hike and camp in the nearby forests or walk around town in complete silence and without the hassle of a crowd. Throughout the town, the past lives within the walls of its building, calcified like a living archeological spot.
Aside from being a naturists’ haven, Canyamars is also deep-rooted with its past. Some of its features are the various structures that are timeworn and have sentimental placidity, like the Church of Saint Steven and the hermitage of Santuari del Corredor.
Aside from the churches, Canyamars also has other rustic structures and points of interest, like enigmatic edifice of a megalithic dolmen in Ca l’Arenes, and the Ice Well (the Pau de Glaç), on the outskirts of the town, which is an ice house half-buried in the Earth. These two structures connect Canyamars with prehistory and the times of Roman conquest.
Hostels in Canyamars tend to be small and homey. Though they accept walk-in clients and backpackers, Canyamars hostels are more efficient when you book your rooms ahead. As with any travel around Catalonia, it is better to plan your stay and get in touch with local tourism agency.
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