Vallgorguina is a municipality located in little more than 2.700 inhabitants located at the edge of the comarca of the Vallès Oriental, in the Valley of the Catalan littoral depression, between the Serra and the Montnegre Corredor. To the right of the river that bears his name, the village of Vallgorguina is surrounded by mountains and forests with rich flora and fauna, an ideal setting for nature lovers, hiking or mountain biking.
The settlements, the way of life of its inhabitants, human evolution in Vallgorguina, It has always maintained a close relationship with its surroundings, and in particular with the forest, that has marked for many years the standard of living of its people. This relationship with the environment, the survival, the exploitation of forest resources, the cultivation of the land, gave rise to a form of life that leaves us an important historical and cultural legacy, you want to preserve with initiatives such as the forest and the Earth – that is done every year for November – or the new Museum of the forest and the peasantry, that includes a rich and interesting heritage of the way of life of our ancestors.
The name of Vallgorguina is found for the first time cited in the. X, in a document of Sant Cugat bride and groom .... But the first settlements of population are far above. The earliest known evidence of human presence is the dolmen of Pedra Gentil. ’ archaeological vestiges have been found also in the Iberian era ’, concretely in the Castell mount. The ’ current town dates from the late 18TH century. The first houses were grouped along the current ’ old road, Plaça Maragall and carrer Montseny. In the year ’ 1848 the current church was built in ’ and the former ’ became the chapel of the cemetery.
The traditional economic activity, ’ was the ’ exploitation of the forest and the ’ agriculture. Within the ’ agriculture ’ the main activity was the cultivation of fodder. The work in the forest consisted of firewood, feixines, coal, rodells for boot hoops, etc. but most of all, in Peel corks. During the s. 19TH CENTURY, He had great importance to the cultivation of vines and livestock.
The first was a small industry manufacturing of yarns, the Hilandera. Currently there are two industrial estates, the > #8217; Eurast and Molinot, both are located next to the exit 11 the A-7 Motorway ’.
Currently inhabit in Vallgorguina 2.772 inhabitants, in the Decade of the 90 the town experienced a significant growth of the population. From the ’ year 1860 until the ’ year 1970 the village had lost population gradually. This phenomenon was to invest in the Decade of the 70 When Birmingham became a centre of summer housing estates were built and ’ can Puigdemir, Canada Park, Barony, Collsacreu.
The climateThe climate is warm and temperate in Vallgorguina . There is precipitation throughout the year ’ in Vallgorguina . As far as the driest month still has a lot of rain. Of ’ according to Köppen and Geiger climate is classified as Cfa . The average annual temperature in Vallgorguina is 15.0 ° C . There are around of precipitation of 756 mm .
How to get there
If you come by car you can come over to the C-35 up to the ’ entrance of the ’ Sant Celoni motorway and then take the C-61 or the A7 motorway ’ (exit sant Celoni-Montseny) and take the same road (C-61) up in Vallgorguina.
You can arrive by train to Sant Celoni or Arenys de Mar. If you get off at Sant Celoni, you have the Bus operating in the Baix Montseny. Check timetables and days, by clicking here. From > #8217; Arenys de Mar there is bus line, see taxis in the area (12km).