Friday 15 December 2017

Places of interest

Cooperative Winery

The cooperative Winery of the Granada, built in 1920, and the baton of the peasantry in the wine industry, the cooperative spirit, effort and work of families dedicated to take care of the vineyards that surround the town.

It is a building which shows the influences of modernist stream of the era, although at one point late already. Above all, it should be noted, however, that since it was built following the guidelines of construction of the new techniques applied to the production and marketing of wine ...

Church of Sant Cristòfol

One of the emblematic elements and that, like the Castle, are part of the history of the town from its origins is the Church of St. Kitts. In fact, there is mention of this parish church of Granada, located on the grounds next to the Castle, from before the 10th century. But, as happened with the Castle, the cordoban army destroyed the 1003. Two years later, the Bishop of Barcelona Aeci already alluded in his restoration ...

Castle of la Granada

One of the most historic areas of the municipality of Granada is your Castle, or the remains that are still preserved.

Located on the top of a small elevation, forms part of the municipality, since the origins of the Granada are documented from the year 950, precisely when the Bishop Guilarà enfeoffed the Granada, in term of Olèrdola, in Sisovald, which built a tower. So, Yes, a few years later, the 1003, a Muslim attack destroyed the Castle. Two years later, Bishop Aëtius began the process of reconstruction, which lasted until the year 1013...

Historic old town

Walking to the Granada we find many other interesting items, such as for example, the whole of the old town of the municipality. Consists of houses between party walls with a façade in front and behind, which closed the town, with the old town portals and was built between the 11TH-17th centuries, with its narrow streets and irregular, with small squares and private gardens. Interesting architectural and historical elements preserved houses, arches headed to the houses, buttresses, lintels, ledges and jambs of doors and Windows, and coats, etc.

Site in the area of the Teuleria of Poplars

The most ancient remains found in the village of La Granada correspond to a set of fossils for about 16 million years, discovered during the construction of the railway line. In 2007 it was discovered another site in the area of the Teuleria of poplars, which proved the existence of a Roman villa in the area.

The House of the Castellan

In feudal times, the Bishop of Barcelona was the Lord of the Castle, but the ruling through the Mayor and the Castellan. The Mayor will remit the income of the Castle, sales and rights. On the other hand, the Castellan accounted part of the income that the Lord engaged in surveillance and defense of the Castle.

It is for this reason that the Castellan's House is very close to the Castle, right next to the Church. Built between the 11TH and 15TH centuries in transitional Gothic style, it is a fortified residential house, semidetached, composed of a ground floor, floor and attic.

The vineyard painted

The vineyard painted, approximately two hectares planted to the variety Chandonnay, is on the side of the road C-15, from Vilafranca del Penedès and The Granada. From the road you see clearly the new artistic project of Admiral-Llusià, who has turned this vineyard in a striking and unique pictorial installation-art. The intervention consists of more than 800 painted poles, between the intermediate and the pointers, which rise in the vid is trellis trained. The project was started in 2004, pintantcadascun of the emparrar sticks the vineyards with various colors shapes, following the line pop that characterized his painting.

The Hills

The woods of the Hills is the highest point of the term, which makes it an excellent viewpoint of much of the region. In this area, in addition to the vineyards, there are Woods, fields of grain, fodder and almond trees, which help you to remember how was the municipality before the monopolization of the vineyard, which now occupies almost all of the agricultural land.