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Peralada

Peralada
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Peralada is located in Catalonia
Peralada
Peralada
Location of Peralada in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°18′32″N 3°0′39″E / 42.30889°N 3.01083°E / 42.30889; 3.01083
CountrySpain
RegionCatalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaAlt Empordà
Government
 • MayorPere Torrent Martin (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total43.6 km2 (16.8 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total1,868
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
DemonymPeraladenc
Websiteperalada.cat

Peralada (Catalan pronunciation: [pəɾəˈlaðə]) is a village in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the home of the Frankish Counts of Peralada who controlled this portion of the Marca Hispanica before becoming part of the lands held by the Count of Barcelona.

Figueres is 6.5 km to the west, Roses 13.6 km to the south east. The N-260 to the south connects Figueres with Portbou and the French border.

The local economy is based on tourism, winemaking and dairy farming.

Since 1987 a festival of music called Festival Internacional de Música "Castell de Peralada", focused on lyrical productions and operas, has been held in Peralada.[4][5]

Main sights

  • The castle, restored in the 19th century in French style.
  • Parish church of St. Martin (18th century). Of the previous medieval edifice, the bell tower has survived.
  • Convent of St. Dominic (11th century). The church interior has capitals with biblical, flower and geometrical themes.
  • Church of Santa Eulàlia (15th century)
  • Convent del Carme (1293), with a Gothic cloister from the 14th century
  • Celler Peralada

References

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Peralada". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Peralada". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ Maria Davila, Ana (25 January 2018). "Adiós al alma de Peralada" [Farewell to the soul of Peralada]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 31 July 2023. Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  5. ^ Pérez Senz, Javier (6 July 2016). "Peralada, 30 anys de culte als divos" [Peralada, 30 years of idol worship]. El País (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 31 July 2023. Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  • Bolòs, Jordi; Víctor Hurtado (1999). Atles dels comtats d'Empúries i Peralada (780-991). Barcelona: Rafael Dalmau. 84-232-0604-1.
  • Comte, Albert (2001). La Canònica gironina i la geografia urbana de Castelló d’Empúries en la Baixa Edat Mitjana. Figueres: Geografia.


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