Calders

The birth of a village on the highroad

Calders, which was born in the vicinity of the highroad, has a very characteristic, elongated shape. It developed on the crest line which separates the waters of Malrubí and Calders brooks. The old town was built around the Main Square, dominated by the Sant Vicenç parish church. Besides its village centre, the extended municipal district of Calders includes the settlements of La Guàrdia, L’Oller, Les Hectàrees, La Colònia Jorba and a large number of country houses.

The district is crossed from east to west by the Calders river, which rises in Monistrol and flows into the Llobregat River, near Navarcles. Parallel to the river, from one end to the other (13 km), we can walk along the ancient Strata Francisca.

The river has been narrowing on the calcareous materials and has given shape to a series of hillocks like those of el Puig, la Guàrdia or el Castell, where an abandoned meander can be perfectly seen.

Two thirds of the surface of the district are covered with Aleppo pine forests, and holm oak and oak woods.

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950 Inhabitants (2018)
30,10 km2
552 metres above sea level

Places of interest

Lime kiln

Three circular lime kilns

The castle vantage point

With views of the castle and the valley

Jorba company town

Industrial company

Sant Vicenç Church Calders

Dating from the 10th century

Prison

Bandits and criminals

Canal de la Central Elèctrica Jorba

Obra d’enginyeria impressionant

Creu de Terme

Cruïlla de camins

Dòlmen de Sant Amanç

Sepulcre neolític

Font de les Tàpies

Font emblemàtica

Poua de Glaç

Fabricació de glaç