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Coat of arms of Puig-reig
Coat of arms
Puig-reig is located in Province of Barcelona
Puig-reig is located in Spain
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
 • Mayor Josep Maria Altarriba Roca (2015)[1] (JxP-ERC-AM)
 • Total 45.8 km2 (17.7 sq mi)
Elevation 455 m (1,493 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 4,207
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Puig-regenc, puig-regenca
Website www.puig-reig.cat

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.[3]


The existence of the town of Puig-reig is first documented in 907, at the consecration of St Martin's Church.[4]

Main sights[edit]

Marti i Carme Giants of Puig-reig in Plaça Nova in Puig-reig
  • The Puig-Reig Castle, documented in the year 907 and progressively expanded in the 12th and 13th centuries.
  • The Church of Sant Martí (]St Martin's Church), a Romanesque church from the 12th century with three murals from the 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.


  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Puig-reig". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13. 
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Puig-reig". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  3. ^ Carabasa i Villanueva, Lluïsa; et al. (1994). El Berguedà (in Catalan). Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya. Direcció General del Patrimoni Cultural. ISBN 8439326718. 
  4. ^ Serra Rotés, Rosa. "Història". Ajuntament de Puig-reig (in Catalan). Retrieved 15 August 2014. 

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