Maià de Montcal is a small village crossed by the river Fluvià, at the bottom of Montcal (546 metres), to the east of the comarca of La Garrotxa, bordering the countys of Alt Empordà and Pla de l'Estany. The first references of it date from the year 978, when bishop Miró from La Cerdanya gave it to Sant Pere de Besalú monastery. Maià de Montcal has several surroundings and farmhouses scattered throughout the territory. The most important ones are Dosquers, an old independent village attached to Maià. Apart from the remains of the castle, there are also Sant Martí de Dosquers church and the old rectory. To the east of the village and the comarca, on top of a hill, there is Santa Magdalena or Santa Maria de Jonqueres church, from which you can admire the flat of Empordà with the Mediterranean sea in the background.