Sant Hilari Sacalm
Sant Hilari Sacalm is the capital of the Guilleries, Km 0 of a wild and still little-known massif between La Selva and Osona. A km0 where nature and the forests generously give us innumerable fruits, sensations and products, where they are more grateful than ever to those who visit and love them, and where they reach the highest levels of beauty, peace and authenticity. A privileged place where nature lovers can enjoy it in a thousand different ways, and where it is shown as it is.
In Sant Hilari there are more than 100 fountains where the purest water flows, the water that served as a hideout for Serrallonga, one of the most important bandits in Catalonia, who also witnessed the birth of General Moragues or the same that was distributed by the endearing Jaumet del Flabiol to visitors to the municipality. These illustrious characters left a strong mark on the municipality.
The origin of Sant Hilari Sacalm must be located in the vicinity of the church of Sant Hilari, which is a Romanesque construction from the 10th century, but which was reformed in the 19th century and has since become part of the bishopric of Vic. Over time, their domains were increasing and their economic power was growing. In the second half of the 19th century, a spa was built in Sant Hilari, Font Picant, which became one of the most important summer resorts in Catalonia. To this, the visitors went to drink the bicarbonated and ferruginous waters. Currently, the hotel can be visited and the waters of the different sources can be seen and tested.
The capital of the Guilleries also has different streets, squares and historical buildings, highlighting the Can Rovira building, a 16th century residence that today houses the Sant Hilari tourist office. In addition, thanks to the museums in the municipality, you can discover the essence of the Guilleries, its fauna and flora, the purity of its water and the wisdom and experience of its turners who precisely transformed the wooden logs that they give us. the forests into small gift pieces.
Apart from the large number of activities that are organized in the municipality throughout the year and that allow the visitor to merge with nature, history, tradition and the products of the territory, two festive activities stand out: the Living Stations of the Cross, declared a festival traditional of national interest, which is celebrated every year at Easter and in which a good part of the people of the town participate and Guilleries Fair, a fair that aims to promote and publicize all those products and charms that the Guilleries hide.
Places of interest
- Guilleries Museum
- Turnery Craft Center
- City hall
- Old Spa of Font Picant
- Font Vella Spa
- Can Rovira
- Chapel of Can Rovira
- Birthplace of Anton Busquets i Punset
- Church of Sant Hilari de Poitiers
- Hermitage of Santa Margarida de Vallors
- Monument in honor of the Sardana
- Viewpoint of the Guilleries
- Miranda viewpoint
- Pla de Campaner viewpoint