Caldes de Montbui

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Caldes de Montbui
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Caldes de Montbui
Coat of arms
Caldes de Montbui is located in Catalonia
Caldes de Montbui
Caldes de Montbui
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°37′45″N 2°10′10″E / 41.62917°N 2.16944°E / 41.62917; 2.16944Coordinates: 41°37′45″N 2°10′10″E / 41.62917°N 2.16944°E / 41.62917; 2.16944
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Oriental
Government
 • Mayor Jordi Solé i Ferrando
Area
 • Total 37.94 km2 (14.65 sq mi)
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 16,159
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym Montbuienc, montbuienca
Calderí, calderina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Caldes de Montbui (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkaɫdəz ðə mumˈbuj]) is a town and municipality in the comarca[1] of the Vallès Oriental in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the upper valley of the Caldes river, and the highest point of the municipality is the peak of el Farell at 816 m. Lies about 30km from Barcelona and it part of its metropolitan area.

Ancient Roman thermal baths at Caldes de Montbui

The hot springs have been exploited since Roman times, and the remnants of the Roman baths and other Roman buildings can still be seen. The source of la Font del Lleó ("Lion Springs") in the main square emerges at more than 70 °C (158 °F). The town conserves parts of its medieval fortifications and the Torre de la Presó (prison). The hermitage of la Mare de Déu del Remei dates from the sixteenth century, as does the church of Santa Maria with its baroque entrance. The roman church of Sant Sebastià de Montmajor, in the village of the same name at the extreme north-west of the municipality, is particularly well preserved.

The artist Manolo Hugué lived and worked in Caldes de Montbui, and his house has been converted into a museum displaying both his works and those of other artists. The town also has an archeological museum and the Delger museum of furniture, paintings and sculptures.

Continuing in this artistic tradition is the master landscape painter Ramon Vilanova, a native son of the city and lifetime resident.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Caldes de Montbui (elevation: 203 m (666 ft), data from 1941-1969)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
14.7
(58.5)
17.7
(63.9)
20.5
(68.9)
23.7
(74.7)
27.7
(81.9)
30.9
(87.6)
29.9
(85.8)
27.4
(81.3)
23.0
(73.4)
17.6
(63.7)
13.6
(56.5)
21.7
(71.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
7.8
(46)
10.6
(51.1)
13.1
(55.6)
16.3
(61.3)
20.2
(68.4)
23.3
(73.9)
23.0
(73.4)
20.6
(69.1)
16.2
(61.2)
11.0
(51.8)
7.5
(45.5)
14.7
(58.5)
Average low °C (°F) 0.0
(32)
0.9
(33.6)
3.6
(38.5)
5.7
(42.3)
8.9
(48)
12.8
(55)
15.7
(60.3)
16.2
(61.2)
13.8
(56.8)
9.5
(49.1)
4.4
(39.9)
1.5
(34.7)
7.8
(46)
Source: Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial[1]

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2001
3474 4777 4729 8161 10,407 15,536

Note[edit]

  1. ^ Caldes de Montbui became part of the Vallès Oriental in the comarcal revision of 1990: previously it formed part of the Vallès Occidental.

References[edit]

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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