title:Albinyana (Costa Dorada) author:Armando Zanolla source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/travel_and_leisure/article_348.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:20 category:travel_and_leisure article:

The municipality of Albinyana belongs to the district of Baix Penedes of the province of Tarragona. It covers a territorial extension of nineteen, 4 Km2. Town is 198 meters above sea degree and is positioned within the northern a part of l. a. Serra Del Quadrella. The suburbs of ?Les Peces?, ?les Masies Del Torrent? and ?Tomav? additionally belong to Albinyana.
ALBINYANA, POPULATION
In line with the closing census performed by way of the Nationwide Institute of Statistics, in 2001 there have been 1.630 population.
ALBINYANA, HISTORY
There’s proof of prehistory within the the city, such because the cave art work discovered by way of archaeologists in ?L. a. cueva de Vallmajor?, ?Sierra del Quadrell?. Additionally there are ruins from the roman generation. The identify Albinyana gave the impression for the primary time within the yr 1010, within the will of Adalbert, who left the citadel to the monastery of ?Sant Cugat Del Vall?s?. In line with the Cartulary of Sant Cugat, Albinyana used to be based within the yr 1040, when Abbot Guitart gave the ‘Carta de Poblaci?’ (a inhabitants allow) to Bernat d?Oleguer, given that he would construct a citadel and populate where. Abbot Guitart stored part the tax privileges and the fitting to designate the priest for the Citadel?s church. From the ?Reconquista? to the yr 1835 the city used to be underneath the ruling of the ?Abades? from the ?Monastery of Sant Cugat del Valles?. The non secular monument of the city is the ?Parroquial Church of San Bartolome?, constructed within the XVIII century. At the Sierra del Quadrell there may be the Chapel of San Antoni!
o the place from one can stare on the magnificent perspectives it has. From the Arab generation there are most effective the ruins of a citadel.
ALBYNIANA, GASTRONOMY
On this district the standard asking menu is: ?Xato? for starters, ?Ajo quemado?, ?pescado azul? for primary path, and ?bufats? for dessert.
ALBINYANA, ECONOMY
As Albinyana is additional inland, tourism in no longer the principle energy of source of revenue, so this leaves the agriculture in most sensible rating. The manager vegetation are the vineyards, cereals, hazelnuts, almonds and olive bushes, even supposing, this present day, most effective round 30% of the territory is cultivated. The normal business on the town used to be the making of baskets with ?palmito? leaves, which lasted till part the twentieth century, and in addition the again skins of animals, supplying the tanning industries in Igualada. In this day and age there’s a flower plantation and a small textile manufacturing facility, each positioned in suburb of Los Peces. In 1972, an animal reservation used to be created, which has been in recent times finished introducing animal species and with the hole of the water park ‘Aquale?n’, which this present day brings various vacationers to the world.
ALBINYANA, FIESTAS AND TRADITIONS
At the sixteenth of July there may be the joyful celebration of ?Mare de Deu del Carmen? and at the twenty fourth of August ?San Bartolome?. On Easter Monday there’s a assembly on the shrine of Sant Antoni, with the pronouncing of a mass, the consuming of the ‘Mona’, a standard Catalan pastry, video games for the kids and the well-known Sardanes dancing of Catalonia.
ALBINYANA, PLACES TO VISIT
1. The Vall Primary cave and its rupestrian art work.
2. The Parish Church of Sant Bartomeu, from the 18th century.
3. The shrine of Sant Antoni de Padua, located on most sensible of l. a. Serra del Quadrell.
4. In line with Ruy Fern?ndez, the citadel of Albinyana used to be constructed by way of the Arabs as a watchtower, however this present day most effective the rules and the bottom of the spherical tower stay.Additionally it is fascinating to discuss with the development known as ‘Cal Gener’ and its superb graffitto, within the suburb of Les Peces.
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