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Talamanca is a small pueblecito of houses of stone and with a small urbanization, located in the central Catalunya, between the provinces of Valleys Western and the Bages (it belongs to this completes). In the serralada Catalan pre-coast, the natural park of Sant Llorenç of Munt i l'Obac. Remarkable the bulk of the Mola of 1.104m and the Montcau of 1.057m. We enjoyed a wild fauna like wild boars, urones, ginetas, foxes, rabbits and hares and infinity of birds and reptiles. It emphasizes the Church of Santa Maria, in the seat of the Church, dates from the end of the S.XII, consecrated in 1183, of a Latin cross plant of a single ship although soon ample with other two. In the interior he is sarcófago of Berenguer de Talamanca, gentleman of the town, which died in 1325. The Castle of Talamanca: It dates from 967, Ramon Folc, bizconde of Cardona, was the proprietor until the year 1288 that passage at the hands of Berenguer de Talamanca, which was the gentleman of the town. Towards the year the 1714 Castilian troops of Felipe V commanded by Marques Poal, were the causes of their ransacking and destruction, at the moment this completely recovered and hopes that next it is possible to be visited. The Plaça of the Crau: Formerly the priest raised with the rest of the town behind to bless the cross that is in this seat, soon procedia to bless each house to prevent them with the evils, the cross that there is at the moment he was mattered of Portugal and he is of the S.XIII and she is unique in Catalunya, the seat serves, in addition, of viewpoint, since he is in the high part but of the town.

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