Route along the Doctor's Walk in Vilada
Vilada proposes this family outing, next to the town, where, a long time ago, Dr. Soler's patients recovered from their chest diseases in contact with nature. Today turned into a public space of the town, the viladans sell walking, also to do health and to enjoy beautiful views.
The route is suitable to do with the whole family, since its difficulty is low. The length of the route is 1.8 kilometers, with a positive slope of 30 meters, the approximate duration of the route is 40 minutes.
We will leave the parking lot of the town of Vilada, a few meters down the road to the entrance of the promenade, identified by two large vines cut on both sides. Before entering the street you can see the Villa Rosa, one of the places where Dr. Soler, in the decade of the 30s of the twentieth century, carried the patients who came from a doctor friend of Barcelona with conditions in the chest caused by industrial airs.
You can do the circuit as we propose or just do a small part. It is an easy and short turn, for a small back with a more sunny slope and another one of shade, so do not be in a hurry and enjoy the walk, the trees that accompany us and the exceptional views of its comfortable viewpoint.
The doctor conditioned the area with low walls, benches and a fountain to make it more friendly. Many cypresses of different types that border the road were also planted, making it less wild. Today the city council has finished arranging it to open it as a public space for all inhabitants and visitors.
It is a good place to make a first contact with nature and the forests of tiles, deciduous and shrubs of the area, but now without hurry and next to the town. What you can not miss, at the western end, is the beautiful viewpoint that will open our eyes to the relief and the characteristic landscape of this region: San Miguel canals and the Baells reservoir. Ahh, and do not overlook the oak of Can Felip.
Back in town, you should know that Dr. Soler lived in Cal Soler.
Source: Vilada City Council