The Sant Pere hermitage is the former chapel of the Castell de Sacama (or Camba) castle, and is dedicated to the Apostle Peter. It is a single-nave chapel with a semi-circular Lombard apse and a bell tower in the shape of a small chair. The apse is all that remains of the old Romanesque chapel, built between 963 and 966 A.D. over the remains of an old Visigothic oratory. It is a magnificent looking construction, with fine masonry, Lombard arches and a small semicircular central window. The rest of...
A majestic building that is the venue for a play that is one of Catalonia’s most important and emblematic of local popular culture: La Passió i Mort de Jesús. The theater, located near the center of town in the Plaça de l’Oli, was opened on May 1, 1987, after a fire destroyed the previous theater in 1983. Designed by the architect Joan Baca Pericot, it has an audience capacity of 1,499 in a single-level seating area with an amphitheater configuration.
A recreation area beside the Llobregat river, ideal for family outings. There are picnic tables and barbecues for free public use, subject to observation of the Catalan government’s fire prevention regulations. The Areny del Molí is a SPA (Special Protection Area for the conservation of birds), forming part of the Natura 2000 network. The stretch of river in this fascinating natural setting is of great ornithological interest. Following the path upstream out of the picnic area, visitors can observe...
The name of this mirador refers to the legendary swords of fire which fell around the fortified hermitage of Sant Salvador de les Espases, it is a genuine balcony overlooking Montserrat. A panorama of the whole of the Montserrat mountain range and Monastery opens up for us, as well as a vast quantity of mountains which together form the Cordillera Prelitoral Catalana mountain range.
The Route of the Nativity Scenes is one of the major events on the Olesan Christmas calendar. Sponsored by the Associació de Pessebristes de Olesa, it offers an opportunity to visit the nativity scenes set up in public locations and private residences around the municipality. In this way, the association has recovered the tradition of opening the doors of local homes to display the work done over the course of the year inspired by different scenes of the birth of Jesus.
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND LANDSCAPE
This route begins at the Beca Cross, in the area called Els Bruguerols, and heads westward along the forest track of the Les Torrades trail to the right, until we cross the ravine. At the fork in the road we will take the path on the right, along the path known as Camí de les Escaleres. The slope becomes considerably steeper until we reach the highest point, where we will find another cross. The path on the right leads to private property, so we will continue along the track to the left until we...
During the first week of September, Olesa is transformed into the setting for the War of the Spanish Succession (1705-1714), with a recreation of the events that took place in the town of Olesa de Montserrat during the conflict. As a meeting point and a strategic post, Olesa had a castle and hospital and was located close to the Bourbon headquarters in Martorell and the royal road to Esparreguera, as well as being half-way between Manresa and Barcelona.
Christmas decorations and highly original gift ideas. All this and more can be found at the Fira de Nadal in Olesa, which, together with the brightly lit streets, announces the beginning of the Christmas season. Stalls with handicrafts and local produce fill the street of Carrer de Salvador Casas and the Plaça de Fèlix Figueras i Aragay for a whole Saturday in mid-December.
THEATER, DANCE, CONCERTS AND SERIES
Theater, tradition, culture, youth. These are the defining features of a presentation which, from one generation to the next, has formed part of Christmas celebrations in Olesa since the early twentieth century. Els Pastorets o l'Adveniment de l'Infant Jesús in Olesa is the particular version of the nativity story by Josep Maria Folch Torres, presented by the Companyia de Teatre Jove del Casal. Around 4 or 5 performances of this family play about the birth of Jesus and the battle between heaven...
The place to shop for fresh local produce, the Olesa Municipal Market has numerous stalls offering every kind of food: meat, fish, handmade sausages, fruit and vegetables grown by the sellers, seafood, beans, poultry, and dried fruit, as well as precooked dishes prepared by catering businesses.
The oil of Olesa, known by the brand name Oulesa, is unique and exclusive to the municipality, as it is extracted from the palomar or “Olesan” variety of olive, native to the region. Defined as mature and balanced, with medium fruitiness, notable for its low level of acidity and high oleic acid content. Oulesa is a smooth oil, slightly sweet, that is especially recommended for eating raw, as it brings out the flavor of the food.
Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.
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