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Cardedeu

An Important Town in El Vallès Oriental

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Cardedeu is a municipality in the comarca of El Vallès Oriental with a population of a little over 18,000 inhabitants and is located 9 kilometres from Granollers and 38 kilometres from Barcelona in a depression between the Serralada Litoral and the massís del Montseny.

The earliest mention of the town is 941 where it is named as Carotitulo and the parish of Santa Maria is first mentioned in 1012 under the jurisdiction of the castle of San Pere de Villamajor.

Felipe III of Spain conceded the separation of Cardedeu from Villamajor in 1599 and by 1787 the population had reached 1085 inhabitants.


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Things to See in Cardedeu

Perhaps the most interesting monument is the megalithic Pins Rosers dolmen, which is located in the gardens of the Aigües del Ter-Llobregat on the border with Llinars and la Roca. It is actually an irregular stone circle with the dolmen in the middle and is well-worth visiting.

The parish church of Santa Maria dates from the 16th and 17th centuries and is the Cardedeu's main church while the Romanesque Sant Cornell chapel is the most interesting religious building.

Farmàcia Balvey is an old chemist shop that was in use until 1954 and forms part of the Museu de Cardedeu.

Cardedeu Festivals

The Festa Major of Cardedeu is centred around August 15th and is in honour of the Virgin of the Assumpció.

Getting to Cardedeu

By Road: Cardedeu is easily accessible by road via the AP-7 Motorway (exit 12, Cardedeu-La Roca), the main C-251 road goes through the town, the C-35 and local roads to Cànoves, Dosrius and La Roca del Vallès.

By Train: Cardedeu is on the Renfe R2 Nord Local Trains line from Barcelona.

Ajuntament de Cardedeu

If you understand some Catalan, you can find up to date news about Caldes de Montbui on the Ajuntament de Cardedeu Website.

Cardedeu Hotels

Use the map below to search for hotels in the Cardedeu area.

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