PONT ARMENTERA

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PONT ARMENTERA
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Population: 527 inhabitants (2001) - Surface: 27,79 km2 - Density: 18,96 h/km2 - Altitude: 349 m - Other villages: Selmella - Bigger parties: 3 January (Sant Crist) and 22 July (Santa Magdalena)

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   The first time that the population identity was mentioned is in the letter of donation of Cabra, in 980. It is extended to the inner sector of the region, in the limit of the Conca of BarberÓ, until the mountainous territory of the right bank of the GayÓ river.

   The structure of the streets still partly follows the one of the old medieval villa. The good communications by highway which approach the municipality to Tarragona and Igualada, cause that this village is journeyed and that until this date has maintained a considerable industrial activity.

   As regards of the farming, it predominates the dry land one, combinated with the irrigated lands in the banks of the river: almonds tree, olive trees and vine are the most important cultivations.

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POPULATION'S EVOLUTION

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MONUMENTS AND PLACES OF INTEREST

   buildings and monuments - Still can be seen in the villa the roman constructions remade in the XVIII century of aqueducts that took the water to Tarragona, concretely to the call bridge of the Fermades, that crosses the Torrent de Rupit.

   It is important to point out the church built in 1343 and erected in Santa Magdalena's honour, whom in spite of the numerous eventualities, can exhibiter an excellent baroque altarpiece of 1702 of multi-chromed size, aside from the image of Sant Crist, work of F. Coscolla. If we took a walk by the villa we can also find modernist buildings, consequence of the XIX century industrialization.

   In the outskirts it is necessary to highlight the castle of Selmella, today in ruins, and the church of the place of primitive Catalan gothic style, with a tower and a bulruf bell tower campanar, dedicated to Sant Llorenš.

SANTA MAGDALENA'S CHURCH.jpg (42926 bytes)   THE SANTA MAGDALENA'S ALTARPIECE - The altarpiece dates from 1702 and is the only one amongst the other nine that is conserved at the parish of the Pont during the XVIII century.

   It is placed in the parrochial church of Santa Magdalena, being a sample of the Catalan baroque style. Its state of conservation is almost perfect and we shall emphasize the recent restoration performance that has give the possibility of shining again in all its multi-chromed splendour, which in its 300 years of history the smoke of the candles and other elements had extinguished.

RESTAURANTS

LA SORT - c/. Sort, 1 - Telephone (+34) 977 63 82 01

MAS DE LA MEL - Telephone  (+34) 977 63 91 10 - 607 22 54 63

LINKS

City Council - pl. EsglÚsia, 7 - 43817 PONT ARMENTERA - Telephone: (+34) 977 63 82 03

School CEIP Santa Magdalena (el Pont d'Armentera)

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

General data of the Sistema d'Informaciˇ d'Administraciˇ 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 CERVELLË -Fontscaldes-

Restaurant L'ESPORTELL DEL BOU -Picamoixons-

Restaurant EL REFUGI -Valls-

HOTELS & ROURAL TOURISM

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BIBLIOGRAPHY: Gran EnciclopŔdia Catalana, Hist˛ria de Catalunya, Gran Geografia Comarcal de Catalunya, Tarragona Poble a Poble, Salvat CatalÓ, Geografia Comarcal de Catalunya, EnciclopŔdia Universal Catalana, Calendari de Festes, etc. ... Also diverse publications, triptyches, bulletins, etc. published by city councils, Consells Comarcals, Generalitat of Catalunya, diputaciˇ provincial. And documental sources of particular files.