Capellades ( Catalan pronunciation: ) is a town in [kəpəˈʎaðəs] Catalonia, Spain, located in the south of the comarca of Anoia, some sixty metres above the Anoia river where it cuts through the Catalan Coastal Range. The C-244 trunk road from Vilafranca del Penedès and the FGC railway line R6 from Martorell and Barcelona run along the river valley below the town on their way to Igualada. It is about one hour from Barcelona by car, bus or train.
Capellades is known for the manufacture of
paper since the seventeenth century. A paper manufacturer of Capellades (established in 1714) specialized nowadays in producing security paper is the oldest company in Spain. In the town there is also a Museum of Paper ( [1 ] Molí-Museu Paperer) housed in a converted papermill.
There is a small amount of agriculture, both
irrigated ( market gardening) and non-irrigated ( cereals, grapes, almonds), although the territory of the municipality is small. Textile and ceramic manufacture and tourism during the summer also contribute to the local economy. Munich (sport shoes) has its headquarters in Capellades.
The site has been inhabited since the middle
Paleolithic era (50000 years BP), and an archeological site just below the modern town, known locally as the Abric Romaní, is open to the public.
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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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