Fogars de la Selva
Shire: La Selva
Altitude: 45 m
The municipality of Fogars de la Selva is located at the southern end of the region of La Selva. It extends through the northeast sector of the Montnegre massif, with the Montgròs as the highest point (391 meters), and the lower part of the Tordera, in the area where the Santa Coloma stream converges .
The town has a large number of farms scattered throughout the territory and has a long tradition of agriculture and woodworking, which lasted very well until the fifties of the twentieth century. To explain this legacy, the town has the Peasant Museum, which explains how people lived in the countryside between the 17th and 19th centuries.
Currently, a good part of the territory is occupied by forests of pines, oaks and oaks. In the flattest part, to the north and to the east, cereals, vineyards, orchards and poplars are cultivated. Formerly some copper and lead mines were exploited, now abandoned.
In the mid-70s the industry began to settle in Fogars and in the mid-90s the town experienced an urban revolution.
Points of interest
- Church of Sant Cebrià: It was built during the nineteenth century from the remains of the Old Church, destroyed during the French War. Outside you can see a community where the priest recited prayers and exorcisms and threw holy water to the four winds to protect the town and the crops from the inclemency of the weather.
- Ermita de la Mare de Deu de la Serra: The exact date of construction is unknown, but it is believed to be earlier than 1330. The porch consists of nine half-point arches supported by columns. Before 36, the chapel had been used as a school.
- Hermitage of San Andreu de Ramió: The first reference dates from 1185. Only the apse remains of the original construction of the church. Before the war, the belfry had two bells that were heard throughout the town.
- Volcán de Sant Corneli and Pedrera de Can Saboia: The main chimney is today a quarry (Can Saboia), where the basalt columns hidden in the subsoil appear. In the lateral chimney, once there had been a construction, the hermitage of Sant Corneli de Montells, dated of the 1200, nowadays already disappeared.
- Museum of the Peasant: Cultural equipment that shows how it was lived formerly in a farmhouse of the XVII, XVIII or XIX century. You can see a lot of pieces of period furniture, everyday objects, tools and moving vessels such as an oil mill, a ferris wheel, a flour mill and a windmill.
- Ruta de la Tourdera: Itinerary that follows the fluvial course of the river Tordera and the stream of Arbúcies, to value and make known the natural, cultural and intangible resources linked to the river Tordera and its basin. Suitable for hiking and mountain biking.
- Routes through the Montnegre Park and the Corridor
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The Museum-archive takes us into the factory activities of the 18th, 19th…