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SEE OF THE CITY

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Population: 24.155 inhabitants (2006) - Surface: 55,90 km2 - Density: 361,93 h/km2 - Altitude: 215 m - Other villages: Fontscaldes, Masmolets, Picamoixons, el Bosc de Valls , la Granja, la Espinavesa, el Palau de Reig and Olivet - Bigger parties: 24 June (Sant Joan) and 2 February (la Candela) - Other parties: "Tres Tombs" and the great "Festa de la Calçotada" - Fairs: "Firagost" (August) and Christmas Market - Weekly market: Wednesday and Saturday

TOWER OF THE SANT JOAN'S CHURCH.jpg (42904 bytes)   Valls, head of the region of Alt Camp. The left plane of the Francolí river is occupied by the municipal term of Valls; the river flows along all the term and picks up the torrent waters. Valls in the main nucleus of the region communications, as the different routes have a starting point or a confluence to Valls. We also should notice the Valls is located inside the big lines of communication of Catalonia (freeway AP-2, railways, etc.)

   In the scope of agriculture, Valls continues cultivating the dry lands cultivations, such as the vine, cereals, carobs, olives tree, almonds tree and hazels. We shall point out the important vine and wine production, which were the predominant crops between the XVII and the XIX centuries.MONUMENT TO THE "CASTELLS" (Human Towers) The cultivations is irrigated lands (fruit trees, vegetables, etc.); they follow an old tradition ar since the XII century they have notices about droughts and dams. The industrialization started at the XIX century and has become the main economic activity of Valls. The industrial estate of Valls (1964) concentrates an important industrial quality and counts with good communications. This fact has facilitate the industrial introduction in the metallurgical, electronically components and furniture sectors, amongst others. Valls is also an important commercial and services center: the Wednesday market (1210) and the fruits and vegetables market of each Saturday, are two of the more traditional events. The Firagost also stands out: it is a show or sample of agricultural products and machinery that attract thousand of visitors every year.

Valls Situation

POPULATION'S EVOLUTION

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SQUARE OF THE PATI.jpg (60047 bytes)   The education centers, sport facilities and the Hospital of Valls are the main services. The historical and artistic hermitage and the deeply rooted tradition of the castles, and the very famous "Calçotades" in the gastronomic framework have make deserve the popularity of Valls and the Alt Camp region.

   The old nucleus is very well defined because of the good preservation of the walls since the last century. The streets that involve this nucleus still keep the wall names (Castell wall, Sant Francesc wall, etc).

OTHER VILLAGES

   PICAMOIXONS - This village is located on the left side of the Francolí's river, lower waters running of the Riba. It is known as a railway link point of the lines from Lleida to Reus and Tarragona, and from Barcelona to Lleida passing through Vilanova. This village has a very large history that begins with the order that Pere de Vilagrassa received from the archbishop Guillem de Torroja and from the king Alfons I in 1171 to repopulate and fortification the place. It is a decentralized municipal identity since 1997. The church of Sant Salvador is a building built in 1906, which combines Romanesque and gothic elements.

   FONTSCALDES - This village is situated at 6 km. from Valls in the direction of Lilla. Since the XII century it belongs to Valls. A furnace of painted Iberian ceramics was excavated, corresponding to the II centuries before Christ, which did possible to recover diverse pieces that are in the Valls Museum and in the Archaeological Museum of Barcelona. The Sant Simó's Parrochial Church is a building of a unique nave with buttresses and lateral chapels. The bell tower has a squared base and two towers of eight equal sides with a glazed pyramid.

   MASMOLETS - It is at 4 km. in direction to Montblanc. It belongs to Valls since the XIII century. The church of Sant Roc was built upon the remains of the ancient castle.

RURAL TOURISM AND HOTEL

RECOMENDED:

LA MASOVERIA DEL BOSC (Rural tourism)

Els Boscos de Valls - Tel. (+34) 977 26 04 33

LES ESPLANES (Rural tourism)

Camí de Puigpelat - Tel. (+34) 609 166 703

FÈLIX HOTEL - Ctra. de Tarragona, km. 17 - Telephone (+34) 977 60 00 14

HOTEL CLASS VALLS - Pg. President Tarradellas - Telephone (+34) 977 60 80 90

RESTAURANTS

  RECOMENDED:

Restaurant FOC I BRASA

Bar-restaurant-pizzeria CORBATÍ CUSTOM

Restaurant EL REFUGI -Valls-

Restaurant CERVELLÓ -Fontscaldes-

Restaurant L'ESPORTELL DEL BOU -Picamoixons-

3 PORTES - Muralla del Castell, 1 - Telf. 977 60 10 17

ARTIK - c/. Vallvera, 19 - Telf. 977 60 58 04

CAL GANXÓ - c/. Església, 13 (Masmolets) - Telf. 977 60 02 25

CASA FÈLIX - Ctra. de Tarragona, km. 17 - Telf. 977 60 00 14

CROISSANTERIE L'AVENIR - c/. Avenir, 29 - Telf. 977 60 57 84

CORBATÍ CUSTOM - c/. Germans Sant Gabriel, 10 - Telf. 977 60 61 05

EL CU-CUT - c/. Carme, 19 - Telf. 977 61 47 08

EL GANSO CELESTIAL - Av. del Fornàs, 13 - Telf. 977 61 39 76

EL POLÍGON - c/. Artesans, s/n. (Polígono Industrial) - Telf. 977 60 24 63

EL TAST - Pg. President Tarradellas - Telf. 977 60 80 90

EL TRISPOLET - Muralla de Sant Antoni, 20 - Telf. 977 61 48 69

EL TROS - c/. Colom, 27 - Telf. 977 60 44 07

GOURMET - Ctra. Montblanc (delante Cruz Roja) - Telf. 977 60 61 58

PLANETA KASTELLER - Av. Vallvera, 11 - Telf. 977 60 62 48

K DE VALLS - Plaza Sant Francesc, 59 - Telf. 977 61 20 89

L'HORITZÓ - Ctra. de Puigpelat, km. 1 - Telf. 977 60 37 00

LA BONA TECA - c/. A, s/n. (Polígono Industrial) - Telf. 977 60 52 91

LA CAFETERIA - c/. Jaume Huguet, 7 - Telf. 977 61 21 13

LA PICCOLINA - Pl. President Companys (el Fornàs) - Telf. 977 60 43 05

LES ESPELMES - Ctra. Montblanc, km. 28 (Fontscaldes) - Telf. 977 60 10 42

LOS CAZADORES - c/. Mossèn Martí, 7 - Telf. 977 60 24 69

MASIA BOU - Ctra. de Lleida, km. 21,5 - Telf. 977 60 04 27

MASIA DE FONTSCALDES - c/. de la Font, 7 (Fontscaldes) - Telf. 977 61 28 36

NIN - Pl. President Companys, 4 (el Fornàs) - Telf. 977 61 41 46

SIDNEY - c/. Abat Llort, 11 - Telf. 977 60 15 61

LINKS

City Council - pl. del Blat, 1 - 43800  VALLS - Telephone (+34) 977 63 60 10

School CEIP Baltasar Segú (Valls)

School CEIP Eladi Homs (Valls)

School CEIP Enxaneta (Valls)

School CEIP Eugeni d'Ors (Valls)

School CEIP Mare de Déu de la Candela (Valls)

School CEIP Rocabruna (Picamoixons)

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

General data of the Sistema d'Informació d'Aministració 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.