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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.

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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.


Calaf Market

  • TheCalafMarket has beenanimportantmarket in Catalonia. It has got a story… Oneday, whenallthepeople of thevillagewas in thesquare, suddentlytherewas a seriouscoldweather, and allthewordsthatpeopleweresayinggotfrozen. At noonthesunarrived and wordsdefrosted and peoplestartedtotalkagain at thesame time , making a lot of noise.

  • Whenthere are peopletalkingloudlyall at thesame time, wesaythatitisliketheCalafMarket.


The Calaf market


Calaf is a small town. It has got two parts, the old and the new.


Important Buildings

The Church

(It is built in a late Gothic style)

Bell Tower

The Castle (It was built in the middle age)


Bell Tower

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


TheCastle

It was built in the middle age, and it has been restored


Sant Sebastià

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 Castle

The Map of Calaf

The Football Pitch

The Industrial Area

Squares

The Sant Sebastià Church

The Train Station

The Church


·Ourschool.

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.

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.


Festivals

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.


“Els Gegants”

“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.


The Sardanes

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.


Typical food

TRUITA DE PATATES‘potatoes omelet’

PA AMB TOMÀQUET‘Bread withtomato’

CALÇOTS (grilled onions with a special sauce)

CARGOLS ALA CASSOLA ‘snails in the pot’


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