Premià de Dalt is an inland municipality with a population of a little over 10,000 people in the comarca of El Maresme about 20 kilometres north of Barcelona. The town looks down from the slopes of the Serralada Litoral Catalana mountain range and faces the sea.
The origins of Premià go back to the fifth century BC and remains of an Iberian settlement can be found on the Turó de la Cadira del Bisbe.
Later the Romans established Vila Primiliana, from which the name Premià derives but until the 13th century the town was known as Santa Anastasia.
After that it became Sant Pere de Premià and in 1980, the name was officially changed to Premià de Dalt to distinguish it from its coastal neighbour, Premià de Mar.
Premià de Dalt is a pleasant place to live or visit but other than its proximity to the mountains and views of the sea has relatively little to offer as far as tourism is concerned.
There are however, a number of interesting buildings including the late-Gothic church of Sant Pere and the Romanesque hermitage of Sant Mateu.
By Road: You get to Premià de Dalt from Barcelona by taking the turn off on the C-32 Mataró Motorway.
If you understand some Catalan, you can find up to date news about Dosrius on the Ajuntament de Premià de Dalt Website.