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Mollet del Vallès

Mollet del Vallès
Municipality
Flag of Mollet del Vallès
Flag
Coat of arms of Mollet del Vallès
Coat of arms
Mollet del Vallès is located in Catalonia
Mollet del Vallès
Mollet del Vallès
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Oriental
Government
 • Mayor Josep Monràs Galindo (PSC-PSOE)
Area
 • Total 10.72 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 52,484
 • Density 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Molletà
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 08100

Mollet del Vallès (Catalan pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the comarca of the Vallès Oriental in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the valley of the Besòs river, and is an important communications hub from Barcelona towards the north: the AP-7 Motorway passes through the municipality, as do the RENFE railway lines to Vic and Puigcerdà and to Girona and Portbou. The town is also served by the C-17 highway (formerly N-152).

Mollet del Vallès has a number of buildings in the modernista and noucentista styles. The studio-museum of the painter Abelló displays modern Catalan art.

Shooting at the 1992 Summer Olympics was carried out in Mollet del Vallès; the range has been reused for the 1998 ISSF World Shooting Championships.

Demography

History

10th Century

In the middle of the 10th century, Mollet was a little center of population that depended on the bishop of Barcelona.

12th Century

Of the medieval past of Mollet, there is only remaining the romanic church of Santa Maria de Gallecs

From 15th to 18th century

Mollet ( witch by the moment, included also parets ) didn't raise the population until the 17th century, then, a new church was built, but as ruling a town with 3 churches was hard, there were constant conflicts, which concluded with the separation of parets

Sites of interest

The City Hall
  • St Fost's Church
  • The Abelló Museum

The Abelló Museum is a municipal art museum located in Mollet del Vallès, in El Vallès Oriental.[1] Opened on 29 March 1999, its principal collection comprises pieces from artist and collector Joan Abelló, which donated his collection to the city in 1996, creating the Joan Abelló Foundation, an independent organisation of the Mollet del Vallès Town Council. The museum is located in an Art Nouveau-style building from 1908, of which only the façade has been preserved.[1]

  • The old Market

Known characters

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ http://www.museuabello.cat/?lang=es
  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

External links

  • Official website City Council
  • Official Municipality Guide


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