Back on the road it didn't take long to find Sant Pau, located in The Natural Park of the Volcanic Area. Our first view was of the 13th Century castle at the centre of the village, original walls and adjacent houses still in place. We took a walk through the narrow streets of the town ending up in the oldest part. People still live in these ancient buildings as we could tell from the laundry hanging from balconies. In the medieval square with its many arches we admired the gothic church of Santa Maria.
By now it was turning much cooler. We decided to return another day as there is lots to explore in this fascinating region. In particular, we want to take the 45-minute hike into the core of the nearby Santa Margarida volcano.
This is a beautiful area, surrounded by mountains, green fields, bright yellow mimosa in bloom and lots of blossoms just coming out. We are going to return soon. I think this just may be added to our tourist route.