In terms of civil, public or private heritage, the typical family houses of two or three storeys predominate in the town centre. We find buildings of different styles and eras, including some Renaissance façades in Sants Joans Square (17th century), the façade of the old “Casa de la Vila” (17th century) with a balcony from the 18th century, in the Baroque style; some façades in the carrer Nou (Nou Street) or the carrer del Crist de la Fe such as the Baroque façade with a sundial and the inscription “Year 1709” or the modernist house of the poet Alberola (19th century), amongst others. On the outskirts, there are industrial buildings such as the Wine Cooperative in mid 20th century, the “Theatre or modern Conference Room”, from the twenties of the 20th century, with a façade in Art Deco style or the modern and imposing municipal sports centre, a building from the “developmental” period. Surrounding the village we can find numerous agricultural constructions such as farmyards and “heretats” (country houses), today most of them abandoned and in very poor condition except the “Casa de la Bastida”, a former cattle farm and shepherds’ shelter, located in the middle of “la Serra” and restored as a classroom of nature and mountain hostel and “l’Heretat de Pere”, an old farmhouse located on “el Pla” and surrounded by farmland, which has been restored and recovered as cottage and homemade cheese factory, where excellent cheeses from the milk of the flock of the same “heretat” are produced.
You can also visit an ancient olive press still in operation, equipped with rudimentary machinery required for the production of excellent oil using the abundant olives from the groves in the region.
“Casa de la Vila”
“Heretat de Pere”