Agullana / Municipality
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Adre.:     C/ Lluís Gomis,2
17707 AGULLANA
Tel.:   34-972 53 52 06
Fax.:   34-972 53 50 86
Email:   ajuntament@agullana.com
Web:   http://www.agullana.com

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Its proximity to the border has meant that its clean streets have a certain French feel about them. The town is presided over by the Romanesque church of Santa Maria de Agullana, a historical-artistic monument with a beautiful Romanesque belltower, which has two storeys of arcades. An old livestock and agricultural town (the cork industry was developed in its district), it has a growing source of income from summer tourism.In the municipality we can find the Wine Museum and the Suro Museum (cork).
 


There are notable modernist buildings in the town, such as the Casa Estela, the Casa Parellada-Vilella, the Sociedad de la Concòrdia, the Lluís Maria Vidal schools and the Gomis residence, which was closed down around 1970, and which they now want to re-open.The Mas Perxés gave refuge, at the beginning of 1939, to an important group of politicians and intellectuals of the Catalan Autonomous Government heading for exile.
 


Dating from prehistoric times are the menhirs of Los Palaus and La Pedra Dreta, the dolmens of La Barraca del Lladre, Jaça d’en Torrent and Can Puig. In 1924 a hallstattica necropolis (late Bronze Age-early Iron Age, from the 8th-6th Centuries BC) was discovered in the grounds of Can Bech de Baix. The chapel of Santa Eugènia can also be found here.
 
     

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