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Town Hall – Plaza de Catalunya

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Town Hall – Plaza de Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya has been a local agora since the 18th century. The area became important when it became the crossroads between the Camí Ral and Carrer del Mar, opened in 1499. The square became the venue for public activities such as the market, the government, and also the hostel, schools, post office, justice, etc.
Plaça Catalunya had two exit points until 1936 – Carrer Ciutadans and Carrer del Mar, since Carrer de la Vila was not opened until then. At that time it was called Carrer 19 de Juliol.
In the middle of the row of houses of the Camí Ral, the main square was created, the current Plaça Catalunya, where the weekly market was held and where later the building of the Town Hall and the hostel would be located. In 1877 it was agreed to install the fruit and vegetable market in the square; until then it was sold directly at the door of each house.
The current town council is a nineteenth-century building from 1917, work of the architect Puig Boada. It was built to replace the old 18th town hall. The old building was acquired in 1710 and in 1779 it was adapted to become the Town Hall. The building housed the headquarters of the Town Hall, but also a butcher’s shop, the bakery, the hostel and the prison. It entered into service in 1782, until the current building was built, which housed the current Town Hall and the Municipal Schools.

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