Centelles

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Centelles
Municipality
Vista Centelles.JPG
Coat of arms of Centelles
Coat of arms
Centelles is located in Catalonia
Centelles
Centelles
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°47′58″N 2°13′18″E / 41.79944°N 2.22167°E / 41.79944; 2.22167
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Osona
Government
 • Mayor Miquel Arisa i Coma
Area
 • Total 15.13 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Elevation 496 m (1,627 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 7,282
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym Centellenc
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Centelles (Catalan pronunciation: [sənˈteʎəs]) is a municipality in the comarca of Osona in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the upper valley of the Congost River in the south of the comarca. The municipality is served by the C-17 road. The renowned urban planner Ildefons Cerdà was born here.

Main sights[edit]

  • Chapel of Jesus (16th century)
  • Chapel of the Rescue (16th century)
  • City Portal (1542), the ancient entrance to the town
  • Counts' Palace Palau (16th century). It houses a Palaeontology museum.
  • Hermitage of Sant Antoni de les Codines
  • Parish church of Santa Coloma (1704-1710). The bell tower is from 1682.
Portal de Centelles
Santa Coloma de Centelles

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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