Imatge del Moianès

Places of interest


Alzina de l'Arola
The Erola holm oak: Monumental tree situated near the road to Monistrol, very close to the village centre. From this singular tree, a track leads to the Cargolaire cave, an exceptional vantage point which offers a view over the valley of the meander of the Calders river.

Dry Stone Huts:
Strolling around the municipality of Calders we can also find a large number of dry stone huts which constitute an important heritage dispersed around the area, and a lot of springs, in pleasant and singular natural surroundings.


Castell de Calders

- The castle and the meander of the Calders river: A little over two kilometres away from Calders, on the other side of the deep river course, the remains of the castle tower over forests, fields and vineyards. It can be found by reaching the top of a 469m high conical hill, once surrounded by a meander of the river, which later changed its course. There remains the half-ruined tower, some important remains of walls and a structure identified as the old chapel of Santa Maria del Castell. Not only is it worth climbing the hill to see these evocative remains but also to contemplate the wonderful view. Towards the west, the Calders river winds lazily, tracing meanders, and flowing on towards the industrial lands of the Bages region.

Colònia Jorba

Jorba Company Town: The factory, the construction of which started in 1892 in the parish of Viladecavalls, soon became a company town. Currently, it consists of a number of workshops and dwellings.

Sant Vicenç Church: Dating from the 10th century, it was renovated in the 15th century. It features some Romanesque elements and other interesting details in the interior. An important extension was carried out in the 17th century.
Forn de la Calç
Lime kiln: Element made up of three circular lime kilns beside the house of the same name. The tradition of exploiting limestone in the area goes back to the 10th century, although the kilns date from the second half of the 19th century and were exploited until the decade of the 1950s of the 20th century. These old limestone kilns have been maintained due to their singularity, their state of repair and architectural and industrial value, and a centre of sustainable and contemporary art (CACIS) has been set up on the site.
Mirador del Castell
The castle vantage point: From this point we can see the remains of the historical monuments of the lords of Calders, the river valley and the characteristic abandoned meander, an exceptional geological singularity.
Molí del Blanquer
The Blanquer Waterwheel: Peaceful place, situated beside the Calders river. The site includes the farmhouse, the waterwheel (including the pool and the canal), a vat and several cavities excavated in the river rock. Having developed an economic activity ever since 1126, this place has the earliest records of preindustrial leather tanning processes in Catalonia. The waterwheel still has a portal with lintel dating from the 18th century and millstones.
Prison: The prison, located next to the town hall, is a small cell covered by a barrel vault. The access to it used to be a solid wooden door with hinges and bolt. We can still see the iron chain and ring hanging on the wall. The first written reference to the prison dates back to the year 1729, when a document mentions the ridiculous amount of money allocated to the cell lighting, although it is believed that the prison had been built before. In those years, the main prisoners were presumably bandits and criminals who robbed people on the Highroad, which crossed the village, and even women accused of witchcraft. It seems that by the second half of the 20th century it was used only for giving shelter for the night to people passing through the village.