Santa Maria de Palautordera

Province: Barcelona | Shire: Vallès Oriental | Inhabitants: 9.853 | Extension: 16,9 Km2 | Altitude: 190 m

Santa Maria de Palautordera is a municipality located in the eastern area of Vallès Oriental, a beautiful town located in the Tordera River Valley, which has an approximate area of 17 square kilometers, and an average altitude of 190.90 meters above sea level. from sea. Thanks to the splendid views of the Montseny massif, it has become a crossing point of the "Camino del Montseny", at the gates of the Montseny Natural Park, a protected space declared a Biosphere Reserve (World Network of reserves). of the Biosphere of the MAB program), in 1978, by UNESCO. Located on the sunny side of the massif, it is a place of great landscape richness, but also of great richness in terms of rural heritage, thanks to the abundance of water and the variety of forests that can be found, and urban.

Palautordera or Palau, as it is also called, is very well connected so it can be accessed from anywhere in Catalonia. Located just 40 minutes from Barcelona, communication with the rest of the region is via the BV-5301 road, which crosses the city and connects the Granollers to Girona road (C-35) with the Osona region after go up the Montseny.

Arboretum Park, "the Grove of Montseny"

An initiative designed to make knowledge and understanding of the natural environment of Montseny and, especially, the most representative forest species available to everyone. This space contains a sample of the approximately 80 woody species that we can find in the Montseny massif, all duly marked and presented and which are a good representation of those found in Europe. In addition, it is a natural space where we can also see animal species such as ducks, turtles and fish. A beautiful fountain where you can relax welcomes you to the park.

Signposted routes

In recent years, work has been done to make our municipality known, so that it is valued as another tourist attraction in Montseny, both for locals and visitors. With this objective, today we have designed new itineraries, well signposted, around the city, where we can walk, do health, learn a little about the history of our environment, observe the forests of the municipal area where we can also discover trees or groves of great interest: the Río Seco area, the Fountain of Los Enamorados or San José... in general, they are of low difficulty (suitable for all types of public), and of different duration depending on their length: from the shortest, with a distance of 3,300 m. and a time of 45 minutes, to the longest, with a distance of 15,700 m. and a time of 3 hours 20 minutes.

Palau is nature, health, sports, leisure and free time

There is a very complete offer of family activities such as visiting the Farm School, the Can Turró rural environment classroom, horse riding in the horse riding arenas, a whole series of activities that are organized throughout the year, thanks to a rich associative fabric that the territory has. There are also companies that are dedicated to organizing adventure and leisure activities in nature.

Palau is heritage, history, traditions and customs

In the municipality we have a good offer of accommodation of all types: hostels, rural tourism houses and homes for tourist use with different capacities.

And all this without forgetting that we still have many high-quality artisanal producers and merchants, and a fantastic and very complete restaurant offering with traditional and homemade cuisine, with local and seasonal products, for all tastes and prices.

Places of interest

Parish Church of Santa Maria de Palautordera

Despite the date of 1593, which is written on the lintel of the temple's façade, the church was completed between 1567 and 1588, taking into account that, according to a chronicle of a pastoral visit on September 2, 1567, the church was still without doors and uncovered. Although the original construction of Santa María corresponds to a Romanesque work, renovated around 1040, the current building responds to a temple already built within the late Gothic style. On the left side of the building, stands the three-section bell tower.

Village Square

Ample space that allows the market to be held on Saturdays, even in the surrounding streets, so they open up the town and make it grow outwards. Throughout its history, it has known several names: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, because on the south side is the municipal building, or Plaza Nueva, when the space was opened in the 19th century. In the square you will find the Town Hall, the Esplay and the Maestro Salvador Fàbregas Civic Center.

Trencat Bridge

It is the passage of the royal road that allowed crossing the Tordera, the river that separates the towns of Santa Maria de Palautordera and Sant Celoni. It is a medieval bridge with two eyes with an ogival or pointed arch. It is not ruled out that, at the time of the Roman occupation, at this same point there was a Roman-type bridge crossed by the Roman road. Its silhouette, for many years, led to it being popularly known as the Broken Bridge.

In 2005 it was restored, this restoration has earned it different architectural awards.

Hermitage of Remei and chapel of Sant Sebastià

The increase in devotion to the Virgen del Remedio made it necessary to build a new hermitage, so land was chosen next to the old chapel of San Sebastián (a single-nave building from the 16th century, with an apse and barrel vault, which is now a private house).

The Remei hermitage is a neoclassical building (1803), whose exterior is made of masonry and has a façade with a lowered arch doorway, a porthole and a bell tower.

What to do


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