History and description
The town is now uninhabited. Most of the houses in Merades are in an advanced state of ruin, especially towards its northern end, which is totally covered in bush and of difficult access.
The ruins of the village are located on a low hill, at a height of 187 m over sea level, in the western slopes of the Serra de Godall mountain range. In the 19th century Pascual Madoz referred to Merades as a "village that had been destroyed".
The last inhabited building of the village was a masia, a traditional Catalan farmhouse, known as Mas de Merades, located at the southwest end of the ancient village.
- Pascual Madoz Ibáñez, Diccionario geográfico, estadístico e histórico de España y sus posesiones de Ultramar, Madrid, 1850
- Media related to Merades at Wikimedia Commons
- Dades dels Països Catalans
- Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya