Altitude: 1215 m
Saldes is a municipality located north of the Berguedà entities formed by Saldes, Maçaners, l'Espà as well as smaller ones. It extends along the east side of the iconic mountain Pedraforca, between the Sierras del Cadi d 'Ensija. Bordered other mountain towns with small populations such as Josa del Cadi Tuixent, Gisclareny, Gósol or Vallcebre.
In the valley where the river forms located Saldes or Eina River, that flow with the stream Salada and Gresolet torrent, which come from the two mountains that surround it. Later joins the river Llobregat.
In the area between Maçaners and Saldes find a dolmen, sample of prehistoric life in the area. There is evidence that in the Middle Ages Saldes Castle belonged to the barons of Pinos, and that came at the hands of the Duke of Alba during the sixteenth century. In the late nineteenth century, Saldes becomes important for the discovery of a mineral deposit in the area, which brought about a major growth in population and a wave of miners from Astúrias to work. This increase in population and the ideology of the majority of the immigrants had to be built one Civil Guard Barracks, unique to the area. The mining but was terminated in 2008 when the company Carbones Pedraforca SA closed.
Today it is important the natural environment and more since, in 1982, was declared Paratge Pedraforca Natural d'National Interest.
From this point you contemplate Pedraforca fantastic views and also can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of a large number of sources, such as: the Cala Pona, the Clavellina, the Guide or the Sull.
Also, the second weekend of July, we can enjoy of the Meeting d'acordionistes (accordion) held since 1985.
The town was built around the Romanesque church of Sant Andreu dated XII century. He was also the starting point of a cable car carrying coal Berguedà Guardiola.
Feners, Molers, Cardina i Coll de la Trappe
Feners is a manor of the town, situated a little south of l'Espà. In Molers find a village and the Romanesque church of Sant Pontius. Cardina and Coll de la Trappe are neighborhoods located near the core of Saldes.
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