Shire: Alt Camp
Altitude: 215 m
The famous town of Valls, capital of Alt Camp, in the province of Tarragona, is located on the left side of the river Francolí, southeast of the Sierra de Miramar.
The municipality includes the small towns of Fontscaldes, located at the foot of Lilla (saw ??Miramar); Masmolets, located about 4 kilometers north of Valls; Picamoixons, located to the western end of the municipality; i the small towns of Olivet, the ESPINAVESSA Palau de Reig and uninhabited today.
Valls's story dates back to the first half of the twelfth century, when the Catholic King Pere granted the privilege of weekly market. Valls has a medieval air that is evident through the narrow streets of the old town and the remains of the ancient walls built in the late fourteenth century.
In its long history, we have been fantastic samples. Church is an example archpriest of St. John the Baptist, built in the sixteenth century in Gothic style with Renaissance facade. Its bell tower, built in 1897, is Gothic i with its 74 meter high bell tower is the tallest of all the parish churches of Catalonia. Another example is the Shrine of Our Lady of Lledo eighteenth century Gothic. Inside is the image of the patron saint, the Virgin de Lledo, found 1366. The Chapel of the Rosary is also interesting to visit because it has one of the most important works of the seventeenth century Catalan ceramics and XII century timepieces. Other churches Valls are recommended for the San Antonio Abad eighteenth century Baroque Carmelite church and also of the eighteenth century.
Valls economic activity is divided between agriculture (vineyards, olive groves, cereal, hazels and almonds), textiles and tourism.
Valls is the birthplace of fet casteller and this town is known Xiquets colles castelleres of Valls. Castellera season begins with the festival of San Juan and ends with the arrival of the fair of St. Ursula in October.
Valls is also known for its cuisine, thanks to the spring onions. The spring onions are a variety of elongated onion roasted on embers of vine and eaten with
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