Province: Barcelona
Shire: Bages
Inhabitants: 3205
Extension: 36,9 Km2
Altitude: 327 m

The municipality of Balsareny is located in the region of Bages. It delimits the river Llobregat, the hill of the castle and several mountain ranges. It limits to the north with the municipalities of Navàs and Gaià. To the east and to the south it borders Sallent and to the west with Castellnou de Bages.

People of central Catalonia, its climate is similar to that of the Catalan Depression, but with somewhat more rigorous temperatures, due to thermal inversions.

The forest occupies a quarter of the municipal area, and has increased in the last hundred years, due to the abandonment of land difficult to cultivate.

The same town sits on a large terrace that has been used in other places to cultivate fields or has been used to extract gravel. Deposits of potassium salts are important , exploited regularly since the 40s.

Places of interest

  • The Balsareny Castle: It is undoubtedly the most representative and charismatic monument of the population and one of the best known in the region. It is very visible not only due to its situation, but also due to its size and its good state of conservation. Present from the origins in the events of the history of the town, the current physiognomy of the building corresponds to the purest Catalan Gothic civil style and dates from the 14th century.
  • Parochial Church of Santa María: It is mentioned for the first time in 1009. Of the old pre-Romanesque building there are only a few remains in the façade, in the central nave and the bell tower.
  • Fortín del Maurici: Fort located above the Sierra del Mauricio, from which it takes its name. It is located near the town, next to the road that goes to Súria and on the other side of the current Eje del Llobregat.
  • The Hermitage of the Castle: Next to the fortress and in an excellent state of preservation, the chapel stands, a magnificent example of the austerity and purity of the first Catalan Romanesque.

Where to sleep

Sellarés Rural

Sallent (a 4.5 Km)

Sellarés Cal is a farmhouse documented from the fourteenth century, located in…

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Les Tallades

Vilanova de Sau (a 4.7 Km)

The Casa Educa neighborhood is a renovated 14th-century manor house. Our facilities…

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Apart Hotel Restaurant Cal Marçal

Puig-reig (a 10.4 Km)

Small apart hotel located in the Lower Berguedà also has bar and…

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Fundesplai, Cases de Colònies

(a 12.2 Km)

At Fundesplai, we manage 17 houses of colonies and hostels and 8…

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Cal Gabarra

Viver i Serrateix (a 12.2 Km)

Rural houses with charm, tranquility and nature. An environment to live unique…

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Escardívol turisme rural

Viver i Serrateix (a 11.6 Km)

Three houses restored for rural output. The common denominator in all of…

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Hotel Bremon

Cardona (a 17.1 Km)

Serenity and hospitality are hidden behind its ancient walls, which stop the…

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Apartaments La Fonda

Cardona (a 16.8 Km)

Located in the medieval town of Cardona, known for its salt mines,…

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Where to eat

Apart Hotel Restaurant Cal Marçal

Puig-reig (a 10.4 Km)

Small apart hotel located in the Lower Berguedà also has bar and…

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Restaurant Marisquer Can Ladis

Sant Fruitós de Bages (a 12.6 Km)

The commitment of an entire family since 1988 working for our customers,…

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Hostal Emphasis

Casserres (a 16.7 Km)

Emphasis is a space designed with feng-shui harmony pricing in each of…

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Restaurant 4 Esquinas (Cal Tino)

El Pont de Vilomara i Rocafort (a 18.3 Km)

Ideal to enjoy the best of the cuisine, where quality, value and…

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Hostal de Montclar

Montclar (a 19.4 Km)

specializing in black peas Restuarante (negres pèsols), grilled meat and produce from…

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Restaurant Gust Picant

Berga (a 26.8 Km)

In the Picant Gust restaurant you can enjoy very affordable menus and…

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Restaurant Cal Travé

Berga (a 26.2 Km)

Cal Travé is a family restaurant of traditional Catalan cuisine and seasonal…

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Restaurant Terra

Berga (a 26.4 Km)

The Terra restaurant is born from various influences rooted in the life…

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What to do

Barcelona és molt més

Discovers that Barcelona is much more! Near Barcelona have a world of…

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Formatgeria Cal Music

Navàs (a 3.5 Km)

Artisan cheese factory, located in the rural nucleus of Mujal, one of…

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Granja Natura (Centre d'Apropament a la Natura)

Navàs (a 3.9 Km)

Ideal for families! Offers children and adults the opportunity to discover, touch,…

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Museu de la colònia Vidal de Puig-Reig

Puig-reig (a 8.9 Km)

The visit to Colonia Vidal de Puig-reig allows us to capture how…

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Ecorail del Cardener

Callús (a 11.8 Km)

Discover the Pla de Bages! Come to pedal on the train tracks…

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Manresa (a 11.1 Km)

Performing arts space Manresa, you can enjoy all tipus of shows.

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Oli Migjorn

Navàs (a 10.9 Km)

Guided tours of the olive trees and the workroom of Olis Migjorn…

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Centre d'interpretació de l'Església de Cal Pons

Puig-reig (a 12.2 Km)

The Interpretation Center of the Colonia Pons Church, through three museum spaces,…

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