Casserres

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Casserres
Municipality
Casserres-Plaça Creu.jpg
Coat of arms of Casserres
Coat of arms
Casserres is located in Catalonia
Casserres
Casserres
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°0′54″N 1°50′36″E / 42.01500°N 1.84333°E / 42.01500; 1.84333Coordinates: 42°0′54″N 1°50′36″E / 42.01500°N 1.84333°E / 42.01500; 1.84333
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Berguedà
Government
 • Mayor Josep Colillas i Sabartés (ERC-AM)
Area
 • Total 29.45 km2 (11.37 sq mi)
Elevation 611 m (2,005 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,634
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym Casserrenc, casserrenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Casserres is a town and municipality in the comarca of Berguedà, Catalonia, a part of the Baix Berguedà region. The town is first mentioned in 798, when Wilfred the Hairy established a castle here, naming it Castrum Serris. The town is named for the castle.

Geography[edit]

The town is situated 12 kilometers from the comarcal capital of Berga, and two streams, the Clarà and Meriola, pass through the municipal limits. The Llobregat river comprises one of its borders.

Dryland farming is prevalent in Casserres, with most agriculture focusing on cereals and potatoes, as well as animal herding.

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Church of the Mare de Déu dels Àngels, from the 14th century. Includes a Baroque altar from 1704.
  • Church of Sant Pau de Casserres, from the 12th century. Its murals are conserved in the Museu Diocesà de Solsona
  • Neo-gothic church of l'Ametlla de Casserres
  • Hermitage of Sant Miquel de Fonogadell, romanesque.
  • Remains of the Iberian settlement of el Serrat dels Tres Hereus.

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