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VILA-RODONA

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Population: 1.001 inhabitants (2001) - Surface: 32,91 km2 - Density: 30,42 h/km2 - Altitude: 259 m - Other villages: Vilardida, la Serra, el Mas d'en Bosc and el Mas de l'Alzinet - Bigger parties: 10 August and 20 January - Fair: first weekend of November - Weekly market: Tuesday

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   The Gaia's river crosses the territory from North o South, with a 100 Ha zone of irrigated land that forms the important Horta of Vila-rodona. The East zone term comes together towards the Baix Penedès region, separated from this region by the Montmell's mountain range. The West term opens thought Les Planes, towards the own geology of the Alt Camp. By the North it borders with the term of Aiguamúrcia and Santes Creus, and by the South with the municipalities of Montferri, Rodonyà and Bràfim.

    The present number of inhabitants is underneath the number it had in the past, but its 1.001 inhabitants make Vila-rodona one of the five main villages of the Alt Camp.

    The economic activity is founded on the dry agriculture and mainly on the vine. We may point out the new industry of pyrotechnics and the expansion of the Gràfiques of the Gaià. In the economic framework, we can not forget the technological development of the Agricultural Cooperative, which plays an important role on the local economy.

   The industrial development potential in the future lies on the 60.000 m2 of useful ground industrial zone that is currently approved and on the point of being urbanized.

Vila-rodona Situation

POPULATION'S EVOLUTION

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MONUMENTS AND PLACES OF INTEREST

THE COLUMBARI.jpg (58267 bytes)   THE COLUMBARI - The roman niches show the rural world vitality of the roman period at the enclosed lands of Tarraco. The roman niches are the clearest expression of the Vila-rodona romanization, where we can find ruins from more than twenty ancient villas.

CASTLE.jpg (47720 bytes)   THE CASTLE - The castle and the main front of Perera belong to the medieval walls that used to surround a population that used the place as an economic and commercial reference point of the neighbouring areas. The best preserved part of the castle is the Torre de l'Homenatge (Tribute Tower).

   THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA - Built at the ends of the XVIII century, has a neoclassic architecture, is done of great dimensions and was built upon an old Romanesque temple that remained small in front of the population increase of the XVIII century. The floor is of Latin cross and the crossing of the naves is crowned by an ample cupola. Its bell tower, of near 60 metres, is one of highest of the province. Its square base was lightened when becoming octagonal the higher two bodies.

   THE AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE - Is a product of the effort and of the social and farming transformations of the beginnings of the XX century. The building was constructed in 1919 and it is a Cèsar Martinell work. It is a good example of the functional modernist architecture that lately was extended to many wine cellars and cooperatives of the southern catalonian areas.

   THE CASAL - Is a collective work of the neighbours of Vila-rodona, whom by means of an associative movement were able to construct a cultural premises that have become a motor of development of the local culture, in the middle of the Sixties.

RESTAURANTS

EL VINYET - Ctra. de Santes Creus, km 2'5 - Telephone (+34) 977 63 91 99

LA SERRA DEL GAIÀ - Ctra. Santes Creus, 8 - Telephone (+34) 977 63 85 77

LES FONTS - c/. de la Font, 82 - Telephone (+34) 977 63 92 40

PIZZERIA BOMBETA - c/. Pagesia Catalana, s/n. - Telephone (+34) 977 63 84 25

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City Councilpl. Arbres, 7 - 43814 VILA-RODONA - Telephone (+34) 977 63 80 06

Page of Piera Edicions (Granollers)

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.