Shire: Terra Alta
Altitude: 506 m
Harness is a municipality in the Terra Alta. The town is located on a hill near the river Algars. The term is very rough because part of it is occupied by the Ports, the city is included in the Natural Park of the Ports. In the flatter find Algars and Estrets rivers that converge in the Ullal de la Rosa.
The City is the most characteristic building of Arnes. The ground floor has a porch covered market. Window lintels note are the first and second floor. The roof is topped with a cornice and gargoyles. According to the inscriptions that can be read on the windows was built in 1584, by John Vilabona, of Queretes.
Historically Harness economy has been based primarily on agriculture and livestock, is currently developing the tourism sector. Arnes, thanks to its great tourism potential has become a heavily visited population, and in recent years people of the population has invested in this sector, building different lodgings and restaurants.
It is believed that the name can derive the moth population (arna in Catalan) and the shield of the town are two. In 2003 was held the 1st Festival of Honey in Arnes, a party that had a great response in the region and in the regions thresholds both in Catalonia and Aragon.
The hiking, climbing, mountain biking, caving, etc.. are some of the sports that can be practiced in Arnes, since much of the municipality is part of the Ports Tortosa-Beseit. Discover sites are numerous: the Toll of Glass, the Toll Blau, Estrets els, the Pimpoll, the Pi Ramut, Ermita de Santa Madrona, recreational area. From Arnes can access the Greenway that runs to Tortosa , this is the old railway track restored to circulate, by bike or on foot.
The festivals celebrated in the city are:
Major festivals held in honor of St. Mary Magdalene, held from 22 July to 27 different leisure events occur.
Pilgrimage of Santa Madrona is held the first Saturday closest to March 15, all the people going to the chapel where a paella for all and pasta tasting typical Arnes: coca honey, ice, etc..
St. Agatha is celebrated on the Sunday closest to February 5 and the Association of Women of Arnes, prepares various entertainment events, where nipples would emphasize sharing of St. Agatha (typical pasta of the day, made with meringue). There is also dancing in the Jack of Arnes, dance recovered by the Women's Association and was Arnes which formerly danced by the villagers to celebrate the holidays.
The Honey Party held on the last Sunday in May.
City of Arnes