Bellpuig

Bellpuig (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌbeʎˈputʃ]) is a town in the comarca (county) of l'Urgell in Catalonia, Spain.

Nowadays Bellpuig is the third most important town in the area of Urgell. The town, located between the three little hills appearing in the flag, is served by Bellpuig railway station.

Bellpuig
Campanar de bellpuig enmig de pomeres
Flag of Bellpuig
Flag
Coat of arms of Bellpuig
Coat of arms
Bellpuig is located in Catalonia
Bellpuig
Bellpuig
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°37′36″N 1°0′48″E / 41.62667°N 1.01333°E
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceLleida
ComarcaUrgell
Government
 • MayorSalvador Bonjoch Guim (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total35.0 km2 (13.5 sq mi)
Elevation
308 m (1,010 ft)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total4,956
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Postal code
25250
Websitebellpuig.cat

Events

The Festival of the Verge dels Dolors takes place every year and includes a religious procession. This celebration is more than 300 years old.

Sports

The village has one of the most important Motocross facilities in the south of Europe. The Circuit de Motocros de Catalunya held many national and international competitions in the past.

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Bellpuig". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Bellpuig". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.

External links

1941 Volta a Catalunya

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1942 Volta a Catalunya

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Artà

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Barony of Polop

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After being possessed by the Crown of Aragon, in 1429 the barony was bestowed by King John II of Aragon, father of King Ferdinand of Spain the Catholic upon the Fajardo de Mendoza family. The most notable Barons of Polop are the Infantes of Aragon and Doña Beatriz Fajardo de Mendoza y Guzmán, Lady of Albudeyte. Other people associated with the Barony include the Castilian nobleman Don Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, better known as El Cid Campeador.

Battle of the Segre

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Bellpuig railway station

Bellpuig is a Rodalies de Catalunya station serving Bellpuig in Catalonia, Spain. It is owned by Adif and served by regional line R12.

The station is served daily by six trains to Lleida and five trains to Cervera, three of which continue towards L'Hospitalet de Llobregat via Barcelona.

Bormio

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The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. It was the site of the Alpine World Ski Championships in 1985 and 2005, and annually hosts the Alpine Ski World Cup. In addition to modern skiing facilities, the town is noted for the presence of several hot springs that have been tapped to provide water to three thermal baths.

Corb (river)

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Giovanni da Nola

Giovanni da Nola (1478–1559), also known as Giovanni Merliano, was an Italian sculptor and architect of the Renaissance, active in Naples.

He was born the son of a leather merchant, in Nola near Naples.

Da Nola moved to Naples where he trained under Aniello del Fiore and Benedetto da Maiano. In his youth, he traveled to Rome where he was influenced by Michelangelo, and then returned to Naples where he spent the rest of his career as sculptor and architect.

As an architect he built a number of palaces in Naples, including the Palazzo Giusso, now the home of the Naples Eastern University.

Many of the statues he created in Naples were removed to Spain by the viceroys then in charge of the Kingdom of Naples on behalf of the Spanish crown. When the viceroy Ramón de Cardona died in Naples in 1522, da Nola built his tomb in Naples, but it was then transported piece by piece to Bellpuig where da Cardona was buried. It remains one of the main examples of Italian renaissance art in Catalonia.

Most of his works that remain in Naples are in the churches of the city. They include:

the tomb of Francesco Carafa in San Domenico Maggiore

an altar in San Lorenzo Maggiore

statues of saints in San Giovanni a Carbonara

tombs of three youths of the Severino family in the church of Santi Severino e Sossio

an altar in Sant'Anna dei LombardiDecorations da Nola made for the royal entry of Emperor Charles V in Naples (1535) are still to be seen on the Porta Capuana.

His pupils included a Nicola of Naples, Ferdinando Manlio, and Cola dell'Amatrice.

Juan de Borja y Castro

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La Nucia

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Os de Balaguer

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Economy is based on agriculture, with, in particular, the cultivation of vegetables, cereals and olive, and on animal husbandry as well.

Sights in the municipality include the rock paintings of Balma dels Vilars (included in the UNESCO Heritage list and the former Agostianian monastery of Santa Maria de Bellpuig de les Avellanes.

Os de Balaguer was the birthplace of Gaspar de Portolá (1716–1784), governor of Baja and Alta California (1767–1770), explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey.

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Prunet-et-Belpuig

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