Cardona, Spain

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This airticle is aboot Cardona in Catalonia. For ither uisses, see Cardona (disambiguation).
Church of Sant Miquel
Church of Sant Miquel
Coat o airms o Cardona
Coat o airms
Cardona is locatit in Catalonia
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°54′49″N 1°40′50″E / 41.91361°N 1.68056°E / 41.91361; 1.68056
Country Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Bages
 • Mayor Ferran Estruch Torrents
 • Total 66.38 km2 (25.63 sq mi)
Elevation 506 m (1,660 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Tot 5,187
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Cardona is a toun ìn Catalonie, Spain, in the province o Barcelona; aboot 90 km (56 mi) northwast o the ceety o Barcelona, on a hill amaist surroondit bi the river Cardoner, a branch o the Llobregat. Tae the east o the toun, the river haes been divertit throu a tunnel haes been dug throu a spur, leavin a loop o dry river bed near the saltmine.

Rock salt mine in Cardona

Near the toun is an extensive deposit o rock salt. The salt shapes a muntain mass (cried Muntanya de Sal) covered bi a thick bed o a reddish-broun clay, an apparently restin on a yellaeish-grey saundstane. It is generally mair or less translucent, an lairge masses o it are quite transparent. The hill haes been wirkit lik a mine syne Roman times; pieces cut frae it hae been carvit bi airtists in Cardona intae images, crucifixes an mony airticles o a ornamental kynd.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Castle o Cardona, which is set heich on a hill an contains a Parador hotel.
  • The 14t-hunderyear Romanesque Kirk o Sant Vincenç.
  • The Kirk o Sant Miquel, biggit in the 11t hunderyear an rebuilt in the 14t hunderyear in Gothic style. It hooses a precious polyptych bi Pere Vall, depictin St. Anne, the Virgin an St. Amador, an a 15t-hunderyear baptismal font.

Local festivals[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Caramelles: The Sunday o Passower
  • Mercat de la ganga: The first Sunday o Februar
  • Fira de Pentecostés: The first Sunday o Juin
  • Fira de la Llenega: The last Sunday o October
  • Festa Major: The seicont last weekend in September
  • Aplec de Cardona: 18 September
The Castle o Cardona: last redoubt o the Catalonian supporters o Charles VI in the War o the Spainyie Succession, in 1714.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

The movie Chimes at Midnight, bi Orson Welles, wis filmit at the castle in Cardona.

Twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. General Consul of Uruguay in Barcelona (4 February 2010). "Hermanamiento Cardona Catalana y Uruguaya". Retrieved 7 May 2011. 

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