These are 2 of principal streets of our village: the Main street and New
street, where the most important buildings and shops are.After a fire that
happened in 1936 the old church of Sant Bartomeu of Vallbona was
unusable for the work ship. In 1941 the church was rebuilded using the
walls and the front of the old one.
In the Church Square, where
we celebrate our Festivals.
The town has been related with public transports from the
age . Its communication and the urban development have
been realised with the ancient royal way that connected
Barcelona with Lleida.
The train station
ESCOLA JOSEP MASCLANS
Our school has a
total of 160
students from 3 to
12 years old.
When it snows is
when we enjoy
Through the Mediterranean Sea the Greek and Roman
cultures arrive and they left us part of their culture ,
language , religion , laws and art.
After the 10 th century Catalan countries and feudalism were
created. At this time the Romanesque and the word
“Catalonia”appeared for the first time and the first texts in
Catalan were found.
JAUME I EL
In the XIII century cities
and the trade grew thanks
to the conquests of Jaume
I “ The Conqueror “ .
In this period Gothic appears in architecture, painting
It is at this moment when the institutions of the Catalan Government
In the 16th century Catalonia started to grow economically. But with
the arrival of Bourbon in Spain, the Catalan institutions are
abolished and some wars happen.
Colonia textil Sedó , Esparraguera ( Barcelona)
In the 18 th century the Industrial Revolution took place.This
was also a new period of growth for the industries and cities.
The Catalan language and culture gained importance thanks to
two cultural movements: the “Renaixença”and Modernism.
In 1936 the Spanish Civil War begins. The General
Franco’s victory in 1939 starts a long period of
dictatorship that suppresses the Catalan autonomy. They
are years of war and poverty.
After the general Franco’s death a new period of freedom
started and the “Statute of Autonomy” was legal again.
The Generalitat is the institution through Catalan people
manage their interests. The Generalitat is formed by the
Parliament, the President and the Government.
Typical Catalan dishes are: Beans with Catalan sausage,
bread with tomato, “ escudella ” a broth with meat and
legumes, cannelloni and the Catalan cream.
Our folkloric dance is the Sardana . It is
typical that in our town celebrations
giants and carnival figures with oversized
The “castellers” are people that make a
very high tower supporting each other. In
Catalonia there are many famous groups
of “castellers” because of the human
towers they are capable to make.
CATALAN REGIONAL COSTUMES
These are the Catalan regional costumes.
The boy’s one consists of:
-A red and black hat called “barretina”.
-a white shirt.
-a wide red belt.
The girl’s one consists of:
-a fish-net to put up the hair.
-a black velvet choker.
-a white shirt.
-a embroidery Kerchief over the shoulders.
-a pattern skirt down to knees.
There are famous,Catalan artists as Salvador Dalí or Gaudí, the
author of the “ Sagrada Familia “ ,“Güell Park” or “The Pedrera”
among other works.
Sant Jordi is the patron saint of
Catalonia. By this reasons , on
the 23rd of April all the streets
are full of stands with books
and roses that people give each
other as a symbol of friendship