Busa’s prison

The Natural Prison of Busa, also known as el Capolatell, is located in Serra de Busa, municipality of Navès. It’s a place surrounded of cliffs and separated from the rest of the mountain by a crevice.

You can access to this point only by a metal bridge, because it is separated from the plain. For this reason, this place is known as “Busa prison”, because during the Peninsular War (1808-14) it was used as a prison for the Napoleon soldiers; they were left in the other side of the plain by a wooden bridge; once they had crossed it, it was retired, and the soldiers remained completely isolated.


Relates routes:

7. From Cases de Posada to Busa passing through el Grau de l’Areny


How to get there?

From the village of Sant Llorenç de Morunys we should take the road C-462 towards Solsona by La Llosa del Cavall reservoir. Continue onto this road for around 20 km until you reach a roundabout near Solsona. Remain onto the road C-462 direction Berga-Manresa. In the intersection, turn left and take the road C-26 direction to Berga. In a few kilometers, turn left towards Busa and Besora (signposted). Continue by this road until arriving at the parking of el Pla de Busa. From this point, you must walk 30 minutes.

*You can’t arrive at this point by car.

**You can’t arrive at the parking by motorhome.



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