The name of Muro
comes from the Mozarabic and castilian languages,
Nearby are many prehistoric sites and also several
caves that were inhabited in prehistoric times.
Roman tombs have also been found in the area at
First mentioned in 1232 after the Catalan Conquest
when it was given to the Count of Empúries.
At that time it had a prosperous Jewish community
of many of these were moneylenders and doctors
who were given privileges for their assistance
to the Catalan king. Reputedly the village also
had 45 slaves mostly Tartars, Sardinians or Moors.
At Can Simó, a property dating from the
XVIIIth. Century, is a museum exhibiting local
tools and crafts.