Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
|Sant Jaume de Frontanyà|
|• Mayor||Rubén Lladós Gómez (2015) (ERC-AM)|
|• Total||21.3 km2 (8.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,072 m (3,517 ft)|
|• Density||1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi)|
Sant Jaume de Frontanyà (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsaɲ ˈʒawmə ðə fɾuntəˈɲa]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Berguedà in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the Pyrenees below the peak of Pedró de Tubau (1543 m). The village is the smallest municipality in Catalonia in terms of population. The monumental Romanesque church of Sant Jaume is a protected historic-artistic monument from the 11th century. The village is served by a local road to Borredà and it is well known for its peace and tranquility.
The town was first documented in 905, at the consecration of the Church of Sant Jaume Vell.
The guesthouse and restaurant Fonda Cal Marxandó has been welcoming visitors since 1851. Today, it is known for its traditional Catalan cuisine, made with locally sourced ingredients.
On 12 December 2009 it was the second town in Catalonia to hold a Catalan independence referendum, gaining 18 votes in favor the independence and 1 vote against (a turnout of 90.4%).
The book Sant Jaume de Frontanyà: Natura, Art i Pau was published in 2005, written by experts from the area.
Places of interest
- Monastery of Sant Jaume de Frontanyà. 11th century
- Hermitage of Sant Esteve de Tubau. Pre-Romanesque origin.
- Shrine of Our Lady of Oms. 18th century
- Restaurant Fonda Cal Marxandó. Documented since 1851.
- Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan). 'Sant Jaume de Frontanya: Natura, Art i pau' (2005).
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