Places In Solsona
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  • 1. Places in Solsona Ariadna Ginestà, Raquel Anglarill, Raquel Estany i Anna Puig
  • 2. FOUNTAINS
    • THERE ARE A LOT OF FOUNTAINS IN SOLSONA.
    • FOR EXAMPLE:
    • THE FOUNTAIN OF THE CHURCH: ONE OF THE THREE GOTIC FOUNTAINS OF THE FIFTEEN CENTURY IN SOLSONA.
    • THERE IS ALSO THE FOUNTAIN OF SANT ISIDRE SQUARE, SANT JOAN SQUARE AND THE BISHOP SQUARE.
    • ALL OF THEM HAVE A PECULIAR SHAPE, NORMALLY A LION.
  • 3. WALL
    • WHEN SOLSONA GREW, IN THE ELEVENTH CENTURY, A WALL ARROUND THE CITY WAS BUILT. THIS WALL WAS REBUILT AGAIN IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.
    • IT W AS 16 METERS HIGH AND 2 METERS WIDE. IT HAD 23 DEFENSIVE TOWERS AND 9 GATES. NOW WE ONLY HAVE 3 GATES.
    • THE GATES WERE CLOSED AT NIGHT AND IN THE MORNING THEY WERE OPENED AGAIN.
    • TODAY THERE ARE SOME REMAINS OF THE WALL.
  • 4. PORTAL DEL PONT IT IS THE MAIN GATE IN SOLSONA AND THE MAIN ENTRANCE. ON TOP OF THE GATE THERE IS A SCULPTURE OF A GOLDEN SUN. IT IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL.
  • 5. PORTAL DE LLOBERA LLOBERA GATE IS ONE OF THE THREE GATES IN SOLSONA. IT IS IN FRONT OF THE LLOBERA STREET AND NEXT TO THE HOSPITAL. ABOVE THE GATE THERE IS A SMALL CHAPEL DEDICATED TO SANTA ANNA.
  • 6. PORTAL DEL CASTELL THE FIRST CASTLE IN SOLSONA WAS NEXT TO THE GATE. TODAY, THIS CASTLE, IS ARRELS SCHOOL I AND A NUNS’ HOUSE. ALL THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE WENT INTO THE CITY THROUGH THIS GATE. THIS GATE COMMUNICATES THE AVENUE AND THE CAMP SQUARE WITH THE ANCIENT PART.
  • 7. PLAÇA DEL CONSELL
    • THIS SQUARE HAS GOT THIS NAME BECAUSE YOU CAN FIND THE CONSELL COMARCAL DEL SOLSONÈS THERE.
    • THERE IS THE LLOBERA’S PALACE , A GOTHIC PALACE BUILT IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY.
    • IN THE PAST THIS PALACE WAS A HOSPITAL, A DOMINICANS’ SCHOOL, A LITERARY UNIVERSITY, A SEMINAR AND A PAROCHIAL SCHOOL.
  • 8. PLAÇA SANT JOAN IN THIS SQUARE THERE IS A CHAPEL. THIS CHAPEL IS DEDICATED TO SANT JOAN AND THAT’S WHY THIS SQUARE HAS THIS NAME. IN THE CHAPEL BACK THERE IS A POEM FROM JOSEP M. DE SEGARRA DEDICATED TO SOLSONA. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTUFIL PLACES IN SOLSONA.
  • 9. CAMP SQUARE IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SQUARES IN SOLSONA BECAUSE IT’S NEXT TO THE AVENUE AND A LOT OF CHILDREN PLAY THERE EVERY DAY. IT IS PERFECT FOR SITTING ON THE BENCHES AND SPEAKING TO FRIENDS, PLAYING BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL… LA PLAÇA DEL CAMP
  • 10. PLAÇA DEL BISBE
    • THIS SQUARE HAS THIS NAME BECAUSE THERE IS THE BISHOP’S PALACE. IT IS A BAROQUE/NEOCLASICAL WORK BUILT IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. ONE CURIOSITY IS THAT THERE ARE 27 BALCONIES.
    • INSIDE THE BISHOP’S PALACE THERE IS THE MUSEUM DIOCESÀ I COMARCAL.
    • IN THE SQUARE YOU CAN ALSO FIND ONE OF THE CATHEDRAL DOORS.
    • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SQUARE THERE IS A FOUNTAIN.
  • 11. PLAÇA SANT ISIDRE
    • IN THIS SQUARE THERE IS A GOTHIC FOUNTAIN. IN THE PAST, IT TOOK THE WATER TO THE CASTLE.
    • IN THE FOUNTAIN THERE ARE SCULPTURES OF LION HEADS AND THE WATER COMES FROM THEIR MOUTH.
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  • 12. LA PLAÇA MAJOR THE PLAÇA MAJOR IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SQUARE IN SOLSONA AND ALSO THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS HAPPEN IN THIS SQUARE LIKE SOME FAIRS OR FESTIVALS. EVERY FRIDAY THERE’S THE MARKET THERE.
  • 13. SAFAREIG IF YOU ARE IN THE CASTLE GATE AND YOU TURN RIGHT, YOU FIND THE LAUNDRY PLACE. MANY YEARS AGO, PEOPLE WENT THERE, AND WASHED THE CLOTHES. NOW IT’S ONLY USE TO SHOW AND REMEMBER HOW PEOPLE LIVED IN THE PAST.
  • 14. CARRER CASTELL IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STREET IN SOLSONA. THERE ARE A LOT OF SHOPS. IF YOU GO STRAIGHT DOWN THE STREET YOU CAN FIND THE TOWN HALL. IT IS THE CENTRAL STREET AND IT IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ANCIENT PART OF THE CITY.
  • 15. CARRER LLOBERA LLOBERA STREET HAS THE PARTICULARITY THAT ON THE TOP OF THE HOUSES THERE ARE SOME SCULPTURES AND ALONG THE STREET WE CAN FIND A LOT OF MODERNIST HOUSES AND A LOT OF SQUARES LIKE PLAÇA ST. PERE, PLAÇA DE LA RIVERA …
  • 16. TORRE DE LES HORES THIS TOWER WAS BUILT BEFORE 1500. IT HAS GOT ONE BELL WHO RANG WHEN THERE WAS FIRE AND THERE WAS A CLOCK. NOW IT’S ONLY USE TO KNOW THE TIME AND IN CARNIVAL, THEY HANG THE DONKEY THERE.
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