An introduction to Calaf and Institut Alexandre de Riquer. Where is Calaf in Catalonia ?. Calaf is located in the center of Catalonia. It’s 600m above sea level. Calaf is in the region of Anoia, in Catalonia. About 3.500 people live in Calaf. The Symbol of Calaf. The weather of Calaf.
An introduction to Calaf and Institut Alexandre de Riquer
Where is Calaf in Catalonia?
Calaf is located in the center of Catalonia. It’s 600m above sea level. Calaf is in the region of Anoia, in Catalonia. About 3.500 people live in Calaf.
The Symbol of Calaf
The weather of Calaf
In Calaf winters are very cold and summers very hot.
The Calaf market
Calaf is a small town. It has got two parts, the old and the new.
(It is built in a late Gothic style)
The Castle (It was built in the middle age)
The bell tower is next to the church and it is 52 metres tall. It is situated in the center of Calaf
The Bell Tower at night
It was built in the middle age, and it has been restored
Sant Sebastià is a hill in the outskirts of Calaf.
Here there is a small church and once a year people from Calaf come here to ring the bell.
The Map of Calaf
The Football Pitch
The Industrial Area
The Sant Sebastià Church
The Train Station
This is the logo of our school.
Our school was founded 25 years ago. We can study ESO ( 4 years ) and Batxillerat ( 2 years ).
This is our school. It has got three floors ana a library
Our school has got 300 studients.
Studients from Torà, Prats, Sant Martí, Pujalt... Come also to our school
Alexandre de Riquer
Alexandre de Riquer was born in Calaf on May 3, 1856. He died on November 13, 1920.
He was an artist, designer, illustrator, painter, writer and poet. He was one of the leading figures of Modernism in Catalonia.
Our school took his name to do a homage.
Laureano Figuerola was the inventor of ‘peseta’ (our old currency before the euro).
He was born in Calaf.
He was a lawyer, and a catalan politician.
He founded the society book of political economy.
At the end of the summer in Calaf there is a festival.
In these days there is a street market (la fira de l’eix) and a street funfair.
“Gegants” mean GiANT and every town has got a Gegants group. They dance a traditional dance in the streets and squares.
Once a year there is a Gegants meeting in a village or town in Catalonia.
It is our traditional dance. We dance this in our tradioional festivals
Elspastorets de Calaf
In Christmas time in Calaf people participates in a play that represents based on Christian religion. There are: shepherds, devils and angels.
TRUITA DE PATATES‘potatoes omelet’
PA AMB TOMÀQUET‘Bread withtomato’
CALÇOTS (grilled onions with a special sauce)
CARGOLS ALA CASSOLA ‘snails in the pot’