Olesa de Montserrat

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Olesa de Montserrat
Municipality
Olesa from the chapel of Sant Salvador de les Espases
Olesa from the chapel of Sant Salvador de les Espases
Coat of arms of Olesa de Montserrat
Coat of arms
Olesa de Montserrat is located in Catalonia
Olesa de Montserrat
Olesa de Montserrat
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°32′42″N 1°53′40″E / 41.54500°N 1.89444°E / 41.54500; 1.89444
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Baix Llobregat
Government
 • Mayor Salvador Prat i Asensio
Area
 • Total 16.75 km2 (6.47 sq mi)
Elevation 124 m (407 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 23,301
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Llobregat, in Catalonia, Spain.

Olesa de Montserrat is well known around the nearby places because of its olive oil and textile production, but especially because of its world-famous Passion play (La Passió d'Olesa), first documented in 1538. It achieved a world record in 1996, with 726 persons acting onstage at the same time.

Main sights[edit]

  • Torre del Relotge
  • Monastery of Sant Pere Sacama
  • Rural chapel of Sant Salvador de les Espases

Twin towns[edit]

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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