C. del Castell, 1, 08278 Talamanca
The Llar Talamanca holiday home is located in the heart of the historical-artistic medieval complex of the town of Talamanca, in the county of Bages, province of Barcelona.
Talamanca is an ancient town, located on top of a hill at a height of 552 metres, with narrow, hilly streets and well-restored rural houses. It is found within the area of influence of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park, on top of the crest of the Rossinyol mountain range, with marvellous panoramic views of the county of Bages and the mountain of Montserrat. It is at the source of the Baga de les Llanes brook, a tributary of the Talamanca stream. It also lies north of the Devesa and east of the Baga de les Llanes. It is an essentially wooded area, formed by slopes facing west and southwest.
The Llar Talamanca holiday home is specifically designed for all types of groups: nursery, primary and secondary schools, leisure centres, athletic and cultural organisations, etc. Also, groups of families with children.
Llar Talamanca’s facilities include a courtyard, a swimming pool, multi-purpose rooms, a large performance space, a dining room, a lobby/hangout area and rooms with 6 to 16 beds.
In the immediate surroundings, a major highlight is the church of Santa Maria, an emblematic Romanesque church from the end of the 12th century located next to the house. The castle of Talamanca was also built in the Romanesque style and is located in the town’s historic centre. This 10th-century castle has been catalogued as a cultural asset of national interest and constitutes an area landmark.
Among other important sites, there is also the chapel of Santa Margarida. In addition, you’ll be able to visit the crags, rocky places and unusually beautiful stream of Talamanca, which has water all year round. A key lookout point is Saldoners Square, the site of an old stone quarry from 1700. From this spot, you’ll get one of the best views of the mountain of Montserrat from Talamanca.
The castle of Balsareny, a 14th-century construction that is quite well-preserved, serves as a good example of a Gothic fortress. On top of a hill, over the river, today its breezy parapets are easily spotted from the Eix del Llobregat. The views are magnificent, especially toward the north of the county, to the Pyrenees.
The castle and canonry of Sant Vicenç de Cardona. Also on top of a hill there rises the castle of Cardona, a fortress containing the church of Sant Vicenç, a perfect example of Catalan Romanesque architecture. Also of note are the remains of the castle of the Viscount (12th-13th centuries), currently operated as a hotel, and the medieval Torre de la Minyona (Maiden’s Tower).
The Toll Caves, a geologic formation that conserves vestiges of fauna from the Quaternary Period and of humans since the Epipalaeolithic.
Other sites which can be visited include the Monastery of Sant Benet del Bages, Sant Fruitós del Bages, the Santa Cova in Manresa, or the Monastery of Montserrat.
Statutory number CC000141
GPS coordinates : N 41º 44,21 / E 1º 58,42
Train (Renfe or FGC)
to Terrassa. There, take the Transports Generals d’Olesa bus (tel. +34 937 780 088), which goes toward Mura. Get off at the fork that leads to Mura. From there, Talamanca is 4 km away.
One option is to take highway C-16 from Barcelona to Manresa. At the Sant Fruitós de Bages exit, go towards Navarcles and take the road BV-1221 toward Terrassa, until you reach Talamanca. Another option is to go from Barcelona to Terrassa via highway C-16 or through the Vallvidrera tunnels. When you get to Terrassa, take the road toward Matadepera and Navarcles (BV-1221).