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HISTORY AND MONUMENTS

RESTAURANTS

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Population: 1.669 inhabitants (2001) - Surface: 35'10 km2 - Density: 47,55 h/km2 - Altitude: 381 m - Bigger parties: 15 August and 7 January (Sant Ramon de Penyafort) - Other parties: Mare de Déu de les Neus (beginnings of August) - Fair of Autumn: Third weekend of October - Weekly market: Monday

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    The municipal term of the Pla of Santa Maria, located in the nor them sector of the region of the Alt Camp, in extended flat earth by the Miramar and the Voltorera mountain range. The main communication channel is the freeway A2 from Barcelona to Lleida with exit to the village. Also crosses the population the local highway of Valls to Igualada, the one of Vila-rodona to Sarral and leaves the one that takes to Figuerola del Camp. The urban nucleus is formed by more than 800 houses. The urbanizations of the Vedat and the Tower of Santa Maria are within the term. The population counts on equipped municipal good services, such as service of drinking water, purification of sewage water, natural gas, Basic Area of Health, state school, day-care centers, civic center "La Pista", library, room of acts, room of organizations, municipal radio station, pavilion multi-sports (sport center), swimming pools, pitch of football, tennis courts, etc. As for the social life, the Pla of Santa Maria has been always a town with much citizen participation. Numerous associations exist: of sport and cultural character or politician.

   The great surface of its term in cultivated of almonds tree, hazels, olive trees, vine and barley. We can observe the typical dry stone cabins that served as shelter for the farmers. The old nucleus of the town is plain and marked by the entrance halls that used to give access to the village long ago, some of them since the medieval period. At the right side of the church, in the Major street, we will find Cal Robinat, which has a façade with esgrafiats of the XIII century, very characteristic of the Alt Camp.

el Pla Situation

POPULATION'S EVOLUTION

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HISTORY AND MONUMENTS

    THE NAME OF THE VILLA - The place that occupies the Pla of Santa Maria, was originally comprised on the Castell de Cabra term. It was populated in the middle of the XII century, when the church of Santa Maria already existed, reason by which the town was called Santa Maria of the Pla, although in 1178 it received the name of Pla de Cabra. This last name, in one or other variants, ended up prevailing to the official of Villalba.SANTA MARIA'S CHURCH.jpg (102284 bytes)

   SANTA MARIA'S CHURCH - In the Pla of Santa Maria it also emphasizes the Santa Mari's church, located into the old nucleus, that surprises by its proportions and the architectonic style of the façade. It was built art the end of the XVIII century, following the baroque style. The lintel of the entrance has a great coat of arms of the villa and an outstanding sculptural ornamentation that has been kept in all the constructive elements.

RESTAURANTS

CAL COIX - Camí d'Alió, s/n. - Telf. 977 63 11 99

LA PLACETA - Pl. de la Vila, 4 - Telf. 977 63 11 24

MASIA DEL PLA - Ctra. de Valls, s/n. - Telf. 977 63 05 11

PLA DE SANTA MARIA - Ctra. de Valls, km. 9,85 - Telf. 977 63 10 46

LINKS

City Council - pl. Vila, 1 - 43810 PLA SANTA MARIA - Telephone: (+34) 977 63 00 06

Personal page of Lluís Pàmies

Plane of the streets of the Pla de Santa Maria (PDF format)

Basic statistic of the Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (IDESCAT)

General data of the Sistema d'Informació d'Administració Local (SIAL)

Original: L'ALT CAMP (Consell Comarcal de l'Alt Camp) Year: 2000 - English translation: Teresa Paladella

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RESTAURANTS RECOMENDED

Restaurant EL CALIU -Bellavista-

Restaurant CERVELLÓ -Fontscaldes-

Restaurant L'ESPORTELL DEL BOU -Picamoixons-

Restaurant EL REFUGI -Valls-

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BIBLIOGRAPHY: Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana, Història de Catalunya, Gran Geografia Comarcal de Catalunya, Tarragona Poble a Poble, Salvat Català, Geografia Comarcal de Catalunya, Enciclopèdia Universal Catalana, Calendari de Festes, etc. ... Also diverse publications, triptyches, bulletins, etc. published by city councils, Consells Comarcals, Generalitat of Catalunya, diputació provincial. And documental sources of particular files.