The first references we have of the castle of Finestres date from 947 and it existed until the earthquakes of 1427 and 1428. Nowadays, there are some walls and parts of the cistern left. The castle is reflected on the present shield of Sant Aniol de Finestres.It was a small castle, although impossible to breach thanks to its location, at 960 metres in the middle of the Finestres mountain range. The castle controls Santa Pau valley and Finestres range. From here the flat of Empordà can also be admired, as well as the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea.