La Bisbal del Penedès
Shire: Baix Penedès
Altitude: 189 m
The town of La Bisbal del Penedès is part of the Baix Penedès Tarragona region.
It is believed that the territory occupied by the municipality and was inhabited during the Neolithic by some findings of pottery and flint and bone tools were found in this area. However what is clear is its Roman past. There is a good test in September Plaza Once, there lies a Roman milestone.
Its location is strategic and gives good communication. In fact, between the tenth and twelfth Bisbal and was a stopping place, which at the time was equivalent to a hostel, between the trip to Lleida Penedès. This village is surrounded by Montmell the Sierra and the Sierra de Santa Cristina.
In the Coll de la Rubella or also known as the Coll de Santa Cristina is located the shrine of Santa Cristina the year 1211. There are two statements that raise the functionality of this construction, some say it was built as a Romanesque chapel and others that it was a watchtower. What is clear is that it was built by Bernat Jofre, a detail that can be seen on a tombstone that is in a tower near here. It is believed that this tower was part of the Fortified House of Santa Cristina.
In this natural environment takes the stream of La Bisbal, which carries water only when heavy rains occur. Still water are small projections that can be observed, for example, at the source or in ALBERS Els s to fretjos (washrooms).
In this town you can also visit the Castle or Casal dels Salvà. This large family occupied important positions in the Principality. This building dates from 1191 and was the scene of great moments of splendor and tense moments, as was the revolt of 1330.
Em la Bisbal also find the village of l'Ortigos built the year 1011 and consists of a unique and traditional houses and a watchtower that is located on a small top.
In the parish church, dedicated to St. Mary, we can see a coat of arms carved Salba escarsero a great arc found in the feet of the church. It is also said that under the ground there are some members of this family buried.
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