Until not so many years ago, the village of Ullà was a small municipality dedicated fundamentally to agriculture. Recently, its proximity to Torroella de Montgrí has increased its population and transformed its character. It has a population of around 1153 inhabitants. The land rises to an altitude of 300 metres on the crest of the Ullà hill, which marks the municipal boundary. History lovers will be interested to know that in the village of Ullà, beside the Ter, there was once an Augustine monastery, of which nothing now remains. An old chronicle says that in the summer of 1178, the monastic community was raided by Moorish pirates from Mallorca who had landed on the coast nearby.
The present-day parish church of Santa Maria d’Ullà was built at the end of the 18th century and consecrated in 1804, and in the same year it incorporated the 12th-C. polychrome wood carving of the Virgin de la Fossa, a very interesting and valuable piece which is well worth seeing. The church is situated in a very dominant position, with its back to the Montgrí hill and looking out to the plain. For those interested in archaeology, Ullà is an important point of reference: the settlement known as Cau del Duc, a cave situated not far below the crest of the Ullà hill from which a magnificent view of the whole of the plain of the Ter can be seen.