Puig-reig

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Puig-reig
Municipality
Puig-reig.jpg
Coat of arms of Puig-reig
Coat of arms
Puig-reig is located in Catalonia
Puig-reig
Puig-reig
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°58′27″N 1°52′50″E / 41.97417°N 1.88056°E / 41.97417; 1.88056
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Berguedà
Government
 • Mayor Antoni Clement i Guitart
Area
 • Total 45.75 km2 (17.66 sq mi)
Elevation 455 m (1,493 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 4,403
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym Puig-regenc, puig-regenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Puig-reig (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌpudʒˈretʃ]; locally: [ˌpuˈretʃ]) is a municipality and town in the comarca of Berguedà, Catalonia. As of 2009, the town had a population of 4,403.

Situated atop a hill overlooking the Llobregat River, its name means "Royal Hill" in old Catalan. The town includes two medieval fortresses, as well as numerous examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Industrial and vernacular architecture can also be found in the numerous industrial colonies and masies, or farm houses, within the limits of the municipality.[1]

History[edit]

The existence of the town of Puig-reig is first documented in 907, at the consecration St Martin's Church.[2]

Main sights[edit]

  • The Puig-Reig Castle, documented in the year 907 and progressively expanded in the 12th and 13th centuries.
  • The Church of Sant Martí (or St Martin's Church), a Romanesque church from the 12th century with three murals form 13th century.
  • The Merola castle, tower remnant of the former Castle in Merola. The castle was first documented in the 12th century, and was a royal possession by the 14th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carabasa i Villanueva, Lluïsa; et al. (1994). El Berguedà (in catalan). Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya. Direcció General del Patrimoni Cultural. ISBN 8439326718. 
  2. ^ Serra Rotés, Rosa. "Història". Ajuntament de Puig-reig (in catalan). Retrieved 15 August 2014.