Arenys de Mar

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Arenys de Mar
Municipality
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Arenys de Mar is locatit in Catalonia
Arenys de Mar
Arenys de Mar
Location in Catalonie
Coordinates: 41°34′55″N 2°33′1″E / 41.58194°N 2.55028°E / 41.58194; 2.55028Coordinates: 41°34′55″N 2°33′1″E / 41.58194°N 2.55028°E / 41.58194; 2.55028
Kintra  Spain
Commonty  Catalonie
Province Barcelona
Comarca Maresme
Govrenment
 • Mayor Estanislau Fors i Garcia (CiU)
Aurie
 • Total 6.87 km2 (2.65 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 14,688
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Arenyenc, arenyenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08350

Arenys de Mar (Catalan pronunciation: [əˈɾɛɲz ðə ˈmar], arenys bein Catalan for "sands (o a saisonal creek)", an de mar for "bi the sea" as opponit tae Arenys de Munt, "sands up hill") is ane o the main municipalities o the comarca o Maresme, Barcelona, Catalonie, Spain. It is situatit on the coast atween Caldes d'Estrac an Canet de Mar, aboot 40 kilometres (25 miles) northeast o Barcelona. As o 2010, it haed a population o 14,688.[1]

Arenys' harbour wis for mony years the anerly existin port on the north coast o Barcelona. The beaches, framit bi hills which run richt doun tae the sea, gie a preview o the neebourin Costa Brava.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The beaches at Arenys are lairge, an are shapit bi the coarse grained saund (Platja del Cabaió).

Sichts include the pairish kirk o Santa Maria, wi a Baroque reredo, biggit in 1704 bi the sculptor Pau Costa.[2] Alang Kirk Street are the Marés Museum o Lace-makkin an the Mollfulleda Museum o Mineralogy, shapin the Arenys de Mar Museum. Some o the defence touers biggit tae pertect against pirates, are still conservit.

Arenys cemetery is an ensaumple o Mediterranean marine cemetery.[3] It is orientit wastwaird, on tap o the Turó de la Pietat.

Economy an cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Arenys is the caipital o the coonty destrict. Fishin an relatit industries are the principal economic activity o the toun.[4] Twa industrial zones are bein developit unner public an private promotion. Agriculture haes gone doun in the last years, but the cultivation o fruits an vegetables is still thrivin.

The fishin an the various relatit industries which hae grown aroond the harbour muive a considerable pairt o the economic activity o the toun. The harbour is the maist important ane in the Maresme an haes practically the whole fishin fleet o the region. A fish unction taks place ivery efternuin when the boats return. Thare is ample space in the port reservit for yachts. Durin the simmer, mony sailin boats anchor here on thair Mediterranean jurney. The shipyard is still an important local industry.

Riera d'Arenys

The Riera (the dry uncovered river bed) is the commercial centre an the hub o aw local activities. The mercat, a Airt Nouveau biggin, remains open ivery fore-nuin as well as Friday efternuins. Inside, it is bustlin wi fowk an constant activity. On Seturday fore-nuiss, the commercial hustle taks itsel tae the Riera in the shape o a weekly street mercat.[5] Twa veelage festivals are held in honour o Saunt Zeno (9 Julie) an Saunt Roch (16 August), an a big fair is celebratit on Saunt John's Day (24 Juin).

Arenys de Mar possesses a grammar schuil, an agricultural schuil for chicken fermin, a schuil o muisic an various schuils whaur the auld craft o lace-makkin is taucht.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Toun haw

Arenys is 40 km (25 mi) tae Barcelona bi the N-II road or the A-19 heich-gate. The destrict train (C-1 line) covers the distance tae Plaça de Catalunya, in the centre o Barcelona, in 50 minutes. The road B-511 communicates wi the heich-gate A-7 (exit Sant Celoni) throu Collsacreu. The Montseny massif is quite close, while the Natural Pairks o Montnegre an the Corredor are juist roond the corner. Girona is 60 km (37 mi) awa, an for a trip tae Montserrat you need little mair nor an oor. Barcelona-El Prat Airport is 56 km (35 mi) awa, that o Girona-Costa Brava, 40 km (25 mi).

Fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. INE
  2. Nahm, Peter M. (May 1989). Baedeker's Costa Brava. Prentice Hall Press. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-13-055880-0. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  3. Gallagher, Mary-Ann; Symington, Andy (1 June 2004). Footprint Spain. Footprint Travel Guides. p. 323. ISBN 978-1-903471-96-8. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  4. Chaplin, Patrice (1 June 2008). City of Secrets: One Woman's True-Life Journey to the Heart of the Grail Legend. Quest Books. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-8356-0871-8. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  5. Brown, Jules (28 July 2004). The Rough Guide to Barcelona. Rough Guides. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-84353-218-7. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 

Bibliografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spaingie). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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