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SANT PERE'S CHURCH.jpg (30725 bytes)

Population: 256 inhabitants (2001) - Surface: 2,21 km2 - Density: 115,84 h/km2 - Altitude: 114 m - Bigger parties: 29 June (Sant Pere), Festa del Sagrat Cor (every 10 years)

    The village is located in a plain at the right of the Francolí river, shortly before the confluence with the Glorieta river. In the term many varieties are cultivated: in dry land territories: carob trees, vine and olive trees; in irrigated land territories: orchards and fruit trees. The zones without cultivating are small forests of pines, hills and woods.STREET.jpg (27614 bytes)

   All together causes an harmonic variety of shades and textures of the landscape that emphasize on the bluish distant mountain ranges. The town is flat and ordered, the houses follow the formation drawn into squares of the streets and maintains the same heights, and all of this combining the oldest façades with the new constructions. The old nucleus is on the church and the castle shelter. The courtyards with gardens, trees and palms suggest us the inside beauty of the constructions.

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   PARROCHIAL CHURCH OF SANT PERE - The church is a building formed by a nave with lateral chapels. At the façane it emphasizes the stone façade which follows the lines of the classic style with baroque reminiscences. The background of the façane is made of stuccoes, very extended in the region. The tower bell has a squared base, that becomes a tower of eight equal sides. The construction belongs to the XVII century. The ancient temple took advantage of some of the walls to erect and lay the foundations of the present church.

CASAL OF VALLGORNERA.jpg (40376 bytes)   CASAL DELS MARQUESOS DE VALLGORNERA - It is the most outstanding building of the town. This great construction of square floor was constructed with great walls. The adovellada main door crowned with three coats of arms and the gothic large windows are the more singular architectonic elements. The construction is in good state, but with interferences and additions of later periods. This building, by its great dimensions and its isolated construction inside the nucleus of the town, is popularly called the Castell.

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City CouncilAv. Catalunya, 51 - 43142 el ROURELL - Telephone (+34) 977 84 05 02

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.