Antoni gaudi was once on holidays in Vic, to recover from a nervous breakdown.
In those days, still at rest in vic, and to express gratefulness to the city (for his quick recovery) he designed these street lamps for the celebration of jaume balmes’ centenary (1910). The street lamps were removed in 1924. These photographs are all that remain.
Firs in our area are not really firs.
They are morphologically very similar to douglas firs but they belong to a different species. Their name is “psedodotsuga” they were introduced into europe in 1826 by the scottish botanist david douglas. They can measure up to 125m of height and 4 m of diameter.
The toponym “guilleries” is associated with the presence of foxes in the area.
The red fox or common fox, in catalan language “guilla-guilles”. You can see it in the logotype of our camping, proudly showing us the ancient bridge. The fox measures between 60 and 90 cm of length without the tail, which sums 30-40 cm more and 35-40 cm of height. Their big triangular ears and sharp nose stand out in their head. They tend to eat plant and animal food, including berries, small mammals and some birds. It appears when the sun sets.
And…believe it or not, it may even visit your pitch! Our piece of advice? Take care of your sneakers. It likes to play with them while you’re sleeping!
Sau reservoir was inaugurated in 1962?
It has 17km in length and a maximum of 3km in width. Look at the bell tower … did you know it? This is what always comes out in the weather forecast!
Joan de Serrallonga was not his real name?
He was called Joan Sala i Ferrer, from Ca la Sala, from Viladrau. He adopted the nickname Serrallonga by marrying Margarida Talladas, from Can Serrallonga. And his domain came from Barcelona to France.
The origin of the town of Vic dates back to the 4th century?
It was the Iberian tribe of ausetans. Between the second and first century BC, he was occupied by the Romans, who lasted until the first century of our era.
At that time, Vic was called Ausa Ibérica. A few centuries later, the Visigoths, gave him the name Ausona.