A tour of our history
For more than 80 years the Mitjà family has been running the Fonda Mitjà, an inn located in the old quarter of Torroella de Montgrí. The establishment has been handed down from parents to offspring for four generations, preserving the traditional style of its origins.
Joan Mitjà decided to continue the family legacy and start his own career in the world of hospitality. In 1974 he converted the family farmhouse, located in the natural surroundings of The Gola del Ter, into a restaurant. In homage to one of his favourite painters, he decided to name the establishment the Picasso Restaurant.
At the outset the restaurant specialised in offering meals to foreign visitors in peak season. Two years later Joan went a step further: the restaurant was kept open all year round, with two floors being added above it designed to house the current hotel.
Decades later, Joan and his partner Eva saw the need to update the establishment with a total restructuring. They expanded the areas of the hotel, reformed the rooms and adapted the facilities to meet the new ecological and energy-saving requirements. In this way they become one of the first hotels in the area to move up a category.
On May 13th 2010 the natural area of Montgrí, the Medes Islands and the Lower Ter wetlands were declared a Nature Reserve to protect the scenic value, richness and diversity of these flora and fauna habitats.
Year after year we continue our commitment to excellence and innovation, without losing the familiar and welcoming spirit that our guests praise so highly.