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Puig-reig ( Catalan pronunciation: ; [ˌpudʒˈretʃ] locally: ) is a [ˌpuˈretʃ] 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 of
St Martin's Church. [2 ]
Main sights [ edit ]
Marti i Carme Giants of Puig-reig in Plaça Nova in Puig-reig
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.
References [ edit ]
^ Carabasa i Villanueva, Lluïsa; et al. (1994). El Berguedà (in Catalan). Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya. Direcció General del Patrimoni Cultural. ISBN 8439326718.
^ Serra Rotés, Rosa. "Història". Ajuntament de Puig-reig (in Catalan) . Retrieved . 15 August 2014