Argentona is a municipality in the comarca of the Maresme in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the south-east side of the granite Litoral range, to the north-west of Mataró. The town is both a tourist centre and a notable horticultural centre. A local road links the municipality with Cabrera de Mar and with the main N-II road at Vilassar de Mar.
The town centre has buildings in a wide range of styles. The late gothic church of Sant Julià was restored by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The same architect designed Casa Gari, a private residence adjoining the chapel of Sant Miquel del Cros, a work in the style of Antoni Gaudí by Lluís Bonet (1929). There are several buildings from the 16th to the 17th centuries, as well as the Roman chapel of La Mare de Déu del Viver and the benedictine priory of Sant Pere de Clarà. There is an interesting museum dedicated to water jugs, the Argentona Water Jug Museum, in which there are exhibited more than 700 pieces, including four ceramic works by Pablo Picasso. The town festival (Festa Major) occurs every 4th of August, to celebrate St Dominic.
The mayor of this town is Eudald Calvo Català.
Location in Catalonia
|• Mayor||Eudald Calvo Català (2015)|
|• Total||25.4 km2 (9.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||88 m (289 ft)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
Alella is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) (Denominació d'Origen in Catalan) for wines produced in Maresme county in the province of Barcelona in the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia, located on the Mediterranean coast, 15 km to the north of the city of Barcelona.
It is one of the smallest DOs in Spain as the vineyards have been encroached upon by urban development. At the present time it only covers one third of the area that it covered in 1956 when it was established, despite a territorial extension in 1989.Argentona Water Jug Museum
The Argentona Water Jug Museum (Catalan: Museu del Càntir d'Argentona), founded in 1975, is located in a building which opened on 20 July 2000. The origins of the museum can be found in the Water Jug Festival, which is celebrated on 4 August every year since 1951, upholding a traditional celebration dating back to the 17th century, brought about by a ‘vow of the town' to Saint Dominic, patron saint of water, to protect Argentona from a grave pestilence. Every year, coinciding with the Water Jug Festival, the Water Jug Museum organises the International Ceramic and Pottery Festival, the dates of which vary according to the day on which 4 August falls, in order to disseminate and promote the conservation of traditional pottery and the new values of the ceramics being produced.Barcelona Provincial Council Local Museum Network
The Barcelona Provincial Council Local Museum Network (Catalan: Xarxa de Museus Locals), also known as Catalonia’s Biggest Museum, is a tool for support and collaboration from and for the museums of the province, which makes available to municipalities a series of services and actions aimed at improving, through the provision of direct services and research into viable formulas for supramunicipal cooperation, the management, conservation and dissemination of heritage and the museum facilities of the towns of Barcelona province. It is managed from the Cultural Heritage Office, which in turn depends on the Department of Knowledge and New Technologies of Barcelona Provincial Council.It was started in 2001, the continuation of a collaboration effort established by the Local Museum Cooperation Committee, which was founded in 1988 in connection with the preparation for the 1st Conference on Museums and Local Administration. Its main objective is to work as a team toward a dynamic, versatile, pluridisciplinary museum model that is in touch with reality and with the lives of people, making local museums centres of public service that are close and accessible to the people, so that they may become benchmarks in the preservation of identity and collective memory as well as new centres of learning, socialisation, leisure and territorial development.Cabrera de Mar
Cabrera de Mar (Catalan pronunciation: [kəˈβɾeɾə ðə ˈmaɾ]) is a municipality of the comarca of Maresme in
It is located next to the Català mediterranean coast, between the municipalities of Vilassar de Mar and Mataró, although the urban centre is at about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) inland, in a small valley between the hills of Burriac (where the remains of the Sant Vicenç de Burriac castle are located) and Montcabrer. Apart from the two mentioned, Cabrera de Mar also borders with the municipalities of Cabrils and Argentona.
Population in Cabrera de Mar is quite scattered in several nucleus of different origins. The casc antic (main centre), Agell (also known as Santa Elena d'Agell), Sant Joan de Munt and Mas Terrillo are located inland, whereas Pla de l'Avellà, Costamar and Bonamar are located next to the coast.
The town centre has buildings in a wide range of styles: neoclassical, modernista, noucentista
and simply eclectic.
Like almost all municipalities of Maresme, Cabrera de Mar has been historically very well connected with the rest of the comarca and with Barcelona thanks to old Camí Ral (Royal Way) (actual N-II main road) and railroad (Barcelona-Mataró railroad route (1848) was the first to be constructed in all the Iberian Peninsula). Communications have been enhanced in recent years with the construction (1969) of the C-32's Barcelona-Mataró section, also the first autopista (highway) to be constructed in all the Iberian Peninsula.Cabrils
Cabrils is a city and municipality in the comarca of Maresme in the province of Barcelona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. It is situated between the municipalities of Vilassar de Mar, Vilassar de Dalt, Òrrius, Argentona and Cabrera de Mar, about ten kilometres from Mataró, the comarca capital.
Cabrils is surrounded by the hills of Cirers and Montcabrer, among abundant forests of pines and holm oaks. The residential function predominates with a considerable amount of housing developments.Divisiones Regionales de Fútbol in Catalonia
The Divisiones Regionales de Fútbol (in Catalan: Divisions Regionals de Futbol) in Catalonia are organized by the Federació Catalana de Futbol.Dosrius
Dosrius is a municipality in the comarca of Maresme in
Catalonia, Spain, located in the interior of the comarca on the border with the Eastern Valleys, and is at the head of the Argentona Riera. The original name, first recorded in 963, is "Duos Rios". This literally means "Two Rivers" and refers to the 2 rivers that join to form the Argentona Riera, and is reflected in the coat of arms.
These rivers are rarely flowing, though quickly fill during wet weather causing disruption in the village owing to the narrow streets being one way. Newer housing and the school are on the other side of the river, and egress from housing further up the valley frequently takes this route owing to the poor condition of the newly built "Ronda de Dalt" (Upper Bypass). A bridge has been built that would alleviate this problem, though this still hasn't been opened due to the currently suspended construction work that is part of the same development. It is unknown when the bridge will be open to traffic.Edmundo Domínguez Aragonés
Edmundo Domínguez Aragonés (27 November 1938 - 12 September 2014)
Aragonés was born in Argentona, Spain, on 27 November 1938. When he was nine months old, he came with his family to Puerto de Veracruz from a concentration camp in France.
Aragonés was naturalised as a Mexican citizen in 1958. He studied arts at the University of Guadalajara. He was director general of the Mexican Editorial Organisation, deputy director of supervision and operation of the Research and Evaluation Department in RTC, Notimex contributor, political information director-editor at Entrelíneas, founding director of Cultural Opinion (with Horacho Enrique Nansen), founder of La Calle (with José Barrera Ortiz), founder of IPN Science, Arts: Culture, deputy director of El Gallo Ilustrado, director of the editorial section of El Sol de Mexico.
He died of a severe case of pneumonia in the federal district of Mexico City on the night of 12 September 2014. He was a chronicler, journalist, essayist, novelist and a poet.Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Josep Puig i Cadafalch (Catalan: [ʒuˈzɛp ˈputʃ]; Mataró, 17 October 1867 – Barcelona, 21 December 1956) was a Catalan Spanish Modernista architect who designed many significant buildings in Barcelona. He was the architect of the Casa Martí (also known as "Els Quatre Gats"), which became a place of ideas, projects and social gatherings for such well-known Catalans as Santiago Rusiñol and Ramon Casas.
Although Puig's style separated him significantly from his contemporary Gaudí, their relations were neither tense nor problematic, as demonstrated by the participation of both architects in the construction of the Cafe Torino. Another of his significant buildings was the Casa Terrades (also known as "les Punxes"), which is known for its medieval castle style from the north of Europe. From 1942 to his death in 1956, he was the president of the academic institution of the Catalan language, the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.LNFA 2017
The 2017 LNFA season was the 23rd season of American football in Spain.
Teams were divided into three categories, named Serie A, B and C, with promotion and relegation between them.
Badalona Dracs won their eighth title, a record for the tournament.Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano
Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano (LNFA) is the name of the top gridiron league which operates in Spain. It was founded in 1995 after the merge of several previous Spanish competitions.
The league is run by the Spanish Federation of American Football (Federación Española de Futbol Americano (FEFA) in Spanish language).
At the end of the season, league's champion and runner up clinch bids to compete at next year's European Football League, while third and fourth teams classify for the EFAF Cup.
There has been changes in the number of teams throughout the years. Since 2015, teams are divided into three categories: Serie A, with the top six teams, second tier Serie B with 10 teams compiting in 2 conferences, and Serie C, with regional and interregional leagues.List of museums in Catalonia
List of museums in Catalonia by comarca.Maresme
Maresme (Catalan pronunciation: [məˈɾɛzmə]) is a comarca (county) located along the Catalan Mediterranean coast in Spain, between the comarques of Barcelonès (at the Southwest) and Selva (at the Northeast), and also bordering with Vallès Oriental (at the west).
Its capital and largest city is Mataró (pop. 119,035 in 2007).Maulets (politics)
Maulets (Eastern Catalan: [məwˈlɛts]) was a youth political organisation that belongs to the Catalan anti-fascist independence movement. Its task is to mobilise the youth of Catalonia (Spain) in order to achieve an independent and socialist nation.
The term "maulet" comes from the popular name given to Austriacist supporters in the Kingdom of Valencia during the War of the Spanish Succession.Orbital Railway Line
The Barcelona orbital line (Catalan: línia orbital) is a railway project forming part of both the Pla d'infraestructures de Catalunya (PITC), a long-term development plan due for completion in 2026, and the Pla de transport de viatgers de Catalunya (PTVC), a short-term plan due for completion in 2012. In following perimeter routes the orbital line and another railway project, the Eix Transversal Ferroviari de Catalunya, are the first railway schemes to depart from the radial system developed so far in the Barcelona area.Also known as the Quart cinturó ferroviari, the orbital line will connect Rodalies Barcelona services between Vilanova i la Geltrú and Mataró via a 119 kilometres (74 mi) line passing through Granollers, Sabadell, Terrassa, Martorell and Vilafranca del Penedès, but avoiding the actual city of Barcelona. Some sections will make use of existing track belonging to Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif) and operated by Renfe Operadora, whilst 68 km of track - of which 46 kilometres (29 mi) in tunnels - and 23 new stations will be constructed.Risto Mejide
Risto Mejide Roldán (born 29 November 1974 in Barcelona), formerly named Ricardo Mejide Roldán, is a Spanish publicist, author, music producer, talent show judge, TV presenter and songwriter, best known as a judge on the television talent shows Operación Triunfo, Tú sí que vales , Got Talent España and Factor X, the four of them aired on Telecinco.
Risto Mejide holds a degree and MBA from the ESADE Business School (1997), where he also worked as a lecturer.Mejide joined the jury of Operación Triunfo on its fifth series and became known for his harsh comments, which often offended the contestants. He has been compared to Simon Cowell. In 2008 Mejide published his first book, El Pensamiento Negativo ("The Negative Thinking"). In 2009 he began to work as a songwriter and music producer, associating himself with Labuat.
In 2009, Mejide began to host his own show, titled G-20, on Telecinco, but it was cancelled shortly after its premiere due to low ratings. In 2011 he joined the jury of Tú sí que vales.
In 2014, he hosted three seasons of talk show Viajando con Chester on Cuatro. The show was renewed for a fourth season, but Mejide was replaced by journalist Pepa Bueno as his contract with Mediaset España terminated. A month later he was hired by Atresmedia, Mediaset's main competitor. In 2015, Mejide hosted two seasons of talk show Al rincón de pensar on Antena 3.
In 2016, Mejide was rehired by Mediaset España. Mejide joined the jury of talent show Got Talent España on its second season. He also hosts talk show Chester in Love on Cuatro. In 2017, a dating show hosted by Mejide and titled All You Need Is Love... O No premiered on Telecinco. In 2018, he joined the jury on talent show Factor X.
On 20 May 2017, Mejide got married with Laura Escanes, twenty years younger, in the masía Mas Cabanyes, in Argentona, in the presence of 450 guests. Both appeared in the TV program Planeta Calleja presented by Jesús CallejaSitges
Sitges (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsidʒəs]) is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Located between the Garraf Massif and the sea, it is known for its beaches, nightspots, and historical sites.
While the roots of Sitges' artistic reputation date back to the late 19th century, when Catalan painter Santiago Rusiñol took up residence there during the summer, the town became a centre for the 1960s counterculture in mainland Spain, in Francoist Spain, and became known as "Ibiza in miniature".
Today, Sitges' economy is based on tourism and culture offering more than 4,500 hotel beds, half of them in four-star hotels.
Almost 35% of the approximately 26,000 permanent inhabitants are from the Netherlands, the UK, France and Scandinavia, whose children attend international schools in the area. There are 17 beaches. Sitges was also the site of the annual Bilderberg conference held in June 2010.
Sitges has been referred to as the Saint-Tropez of Spain, with property prices approaching those of the most expensive European cities, the main reason for this being the setting by the sea and the surrounding Parc Natural del Garraf. Proximity to Barcelona-El Prat Airport is also a major advantage.Vilafranca del Penedès
Vilafranca del Penedès, or simply Vilafranca (Catalan pronunciation: [biləˈfɾaŋkə]), is the capital of the comarca of the Alt Penedès in Catalonia, Spain. The Spanish spelling of the name, Villafranca del Panadés, is no longer in official use since 1982 (Law 12/1982, of October 8). It is situated in the Penedès Depression on the left bank of the Foix River, and on the main axis of communication from Barcelona to Tarragona and Valencia, served by a Rodalies Barcelona line 4 and by the AP-7 autopista as well as by the C-243 towards Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, and C-15 (formerly called C-244) roads to Vilanova i la Geltrú and Igualada respectively.Òrrius
Òrrius is a village and municipality in the comarca of Maresme in the province of Barcelona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. The municipality is delimited by La Roca del Vallès to the North, Vilassar de Dalt to the South East, Argentona to the south, and Cabrils to the southwest.