Marçà

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Marçà
Marçà. Panoràmica.jpg
Coat of arms of Marçà
Coat of arms
Marçà is located in Catalonia
Marçà
Marçà
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°7′43″N 0°48′13″E / 41.12861°N 0.80361°E / 41.12861; 0.80361Coordinates: 41°7′43″N 0°48′13″E / 41.12861°N 0.80361°E / 41.12861; 0.80361
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceTarragona
ComarcaPriorat
Government
 • mayorJosep Maria Piqué Castellnou (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Elevation
315 m (1,033 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total599
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Marçalenc, marçalenca
Websitewww.marca.altanet.org
La Miloquera mountain in Marçà

Marçà is a municipality in the comarca of Priorat, Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain.

History[edit]

In medieval times, after the area had been reconquered from the saracens, the town became part of the Barony of Entença.

The now ruined Sant Marçal monastery was founded in 1611. It was closed down due to the Ecclesiastical Confiscations of Mendizábal in 1835 during Isabella II of Spain's rule. The Desamortización or secularization of the place brought monastic life in the monastery to an end.

Despite having lost almost half of its population since 1900, nowadays Marçà is the third most important town in the Priorat comarca.

Villages[edit]

Monuments[edit]

The 18th century Santa Maria church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Marçà". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Marçà". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  • Joan Asens, Guia del Priorat, Tarragona, Edicions de la Llibreria La Rambla, 1981.
  • Josep Maria Gavin, Inventari d'esglésies 1. Montsià, Baix Ebre, Terra Alta, Ribera d'Ebre, Priorat, Matarranya, Barcelona, Arxiu Gavín, 1977
  • Ezequiel Gort Juanpere, Història de Falset, Barcelona, Rafael Dalmau, Editor, 2003.
  • Rafel Queixalós i Fucho, Marçà, reculls de la seva història, Falset, Arts Gràfiques Octavi, 1982.

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