Arnes, Terra Alta

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Arnes church
Arnes church
Coat of arms of Arnes
Coat of arms
Arnes is located in Catalonia
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 40°54′43″N 0°15′43″E / 40.912°N 0.262°E / 40.912; 0.262Coordinates: 40°54′43″N 0°15′43″E / 40.912°N 0.262°E / 40.912; 0.262
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Comarca Terra Alta
 • mayor Francesc Xavier Pallarés Povill (2015)[1]
 • Total 43.0 km2 (16.6 sq mi)
Elevation 506 m (1,660 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 474
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Climate Csa

Arnes (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈarnəs], locally: [ˈaɾnes]) is a municipality in the comarca of la Terra Alta in Catalonia, Spain.

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The most noteworthy building of this town is the Town Hall, a good example of Catalan Renaissance art. It was built in 1584 by Joan Vilabona of Queretes in nearby Matarranya.[3]

There is a raised area with benches close to the church shaded by mulberry trees with spectacular views over the Roques de Benet, among other mountains of the Ports de Tortosa-Beseit. Local people like to sit there in the afternoon enjoying the magnificent landscape.

A window of the Town Hall.
View of the Ports de Beseit from the town.


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