Cerdanyola del Vallès

Cerdanyola del Vallès

Cerdanyola del Vallès
Municipality
Flag of Cerdanyola del Vallès
Flag
Coat of arms of Cerdanyola del Vallès
Coat of arms
Cerdanyola del Vallès is located in Catalonia
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Occidental
Government
 • Mayor Carles Escolà Sánchez (Compromís per Cerdanyola)
Area
 • Total 31.29 km2 (12.08 sq mi)
Elevation 32 m (105 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 58,747
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cerdanyolenc
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Cerdanyola del Vallès (Catalan pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the comarca of the Vallès Occidental in Catalonia .It is situated on the north side of the Collserola ridge. The town is served by the A-7 and C-58 motorways, the N-150 road and the Renfe railway commuter lines R4, R7 and railway regional line Ca4. It is well known as the site of the main campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (at Bellaterra) and hosts the ALBA (synchrotron) located in the Barcelona Synchrotron Park.

Main sights

As befits a municipality which has increased its population more than fiftyfold in the last century, most of the buildings are modern. The parish church is in a modernist style, while the Sant Marcel castle has been rebuilt in a neogothic style. The botanical gardens of El Pedregar (also at Bellaterra) have a notable collection of sculptures. Iberic remains have been found at El Turó de Ca n'Oliver.

There are several remains from Roman times, including an aqueduct, an amphitheater, and a trading route to Barcelona.

References

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

External links

  • Cerdanyola Town Hall website (Catalan)
  • Municipality info (Catalan)