A Spanish town inside France: Llivia

Llivia is a small Spanish town (1500 inhabitants on 12.83 km2), located in the eastern part of the Pyrenees (mountains). It has the particularity of being landlocked inside the French department of Pyrénées-Orientales, at altitudes of up to 1578m, and 2 km from the rest of Spain.
The city, which had been inhabited for 5000 years, had lived through the entire history of Western Europe, from Roman times to the 21st century.

3 dates are important in the history of the city:
On November 22, 1660, the Treaty of Llivia was signed between the two kingdoms of France and Spain, leaving Llivia to Spain.
On May 26, 1866, the French and the Spaniards signed the Treaty of Bayonne, article 16 of which definitively established the perimeter of the enclave.
On March 26, 1995, the agreements of the Schengen Convention on the opening of borders came into force between Spain and France.
Llivia keeps many historical monuments, and takes advantage of its beautiful mountainous forest and agrarian nature.

Image source: loreguer.wordpress.com / Marcel Pena
Image source: commons.wikimedia / jordi domènech
Nature around Llivia ( image source: commons.wikimedia )
The remains of LLÍVIA castle ( Built in the 9th century, it was destroyed in the 15th century) ( Image source: flickr / ANSELM PALLÀS )
The sunny facades ( Image source: flickr / ANSELM PALLÀS )
Plaça Major (=Main square ) ( Image source: ( Image source: flickr / ANSELM PALLÀS )
Llivia in winter ( Image source: flickr / ANSELM PALLÀS )

Image of title: Llivia town. Source: no.wikipedia/ Marcbel

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