Girish Mahajan

Cardona, Spain

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Country  Spain
Comarca  Bages
Elevation  507 m
Community  Catalonia
Website  www.cardona.cat
Province  Province of Barcelona
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Weather  3°C, Wind NW at 2 km/h, 100% Humidity
Points of interest  Portal de Graells, Museo de la Sal de Cardona, Muralla Portal de Sant Miq

Cardona spain


Cardona is a town ìn Catalonia, Spain, in the province of Barcelona; about 90 km (56 mi) northwest of the city of Barcelona, on a hill almost surrounded by the river Cardoner, a branch of the Llobregat. To the east of the town, the river has been diverted through a tunnel has been dug through a spur, leaving a loop of dry river bed near the saltmine.

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Map of 08261 Cardona, Barcelona, Spain

Near the town is an extensive deposit of rock salt. The salt forms a mountain mass (called Muntanya de Sal) covered by a thick bed of a reddish-brown clay, and apparently resting on a yellowish-grey sandstone. It is generally more or less translucent, and large masses of it are quite transparent. The hill has been worked like a mine since Roman times; pieces cut from it have been carved by artists in Cardona into images, crucifixes and many articles of an ornamental kind.

Main sights

  • The Castle of Cardona, which is set high on a hill and contains a Parador hotel.
  • The 14th-century Romanesque Church of St. Vincenç.
  • The Church of Sant Miquel, built in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 14th century in Gothic style. It houses a precious polyptych by Pere Vall, depicting St. Anne, the Virgin and St. Amador, and a 15th-century baptismal font.
  • Local festivals

  • Caramelles: The Sunday of Passover
  • Mercat de la ganga: The first Sunday of February
  • Fira de Pentecostés: The first Sunday of June
  • Fira de la Llenega: The last Sunday of October
  • Festa Major: The second last weekend in September
  • Aplec de Cardona: 18 September
  • Oktoberfest
  • Twin towns

  • Cardona, Uruguay
  • References

    Cardona, Spain Wikipedia


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