L'Ametlla del Vallès
Shire: Vallès Oriental
Altitude: 281 m
L'Ametlla del Vallès is a municipality in the Vallès Oriental region, located to the south of the Bertí crags (Pre- coastal mountain range), just before they approach the Montseny massif and leave the Congost in between, and within the neighboring municipality of Figaró-Montmany.
Its location makes it have two types of landscape: the vallesana plain, eminently agricultural, and another more mountainous.
The main urban nucleus is in the middle of both orographies enjoying a gentle slope.
In L'Ametlla del Vallès you can find samples of the agricultural past of the region in the farmhouses of Ca l'Arenys, Can Carlons, Can Divino, Can Draper, Can Fàbregues del Bosque, Can Guineu, etc...
We can also find architectural and religious heritage, such as the parish church of Sant Genís de l'Ametlla, built in 906 by the colonizing impulse of the abbess Emma and reformed in the seventeenth century.
The modernist imprint, fruit of the impulse that at the beginning of the 20th century, is reflected in several buildings, among which include the building of the town hall (1912), Cal Barber, Dr. Balsa's coffee (1906) and Can Millet ( country house originally from the fourteenth-seventeenth century).