Imatge del Moianès

Places of interest

Santa Maria d'Oló

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The barroque heritage
The Santa Maria and Sant Joan d'Oló churches are the greatest exponents of the Baroque style in Oló.

Santa Maria d'Oló was built from 1646 replacing a former structure of Romanesque origin. It preserves in its interior a magnificent Baroque altarpiece dedicated to Mother of God which was entirely restored in 1991. In an aisle there is also a small altarpiece dedicated to Saint Isidre.

The new church of Sant Joan d'Oló assumed the parochial duties in 1643. The site includes the church, the vicarage, attached to it, a small graveyard and a porch. It preserves in its interior three magnificent Baroque altarpieces. It is a singular site of great beauty.
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The Modernist Heritage

Oló preserves an interesting modernist heritage. The old industrial premises of the Sauleda factory (formerly called "El Borràs") are a work by the architect Ignasi Mas i Morell and it preserves two interesting façades. Within the urban area there is series of buildings erected during the first decades of the 20th century featuring modernist influences.

Besides restoring the Romanesque chapel of Sant Jaume de Vilanova, Josep Puig i Cadafalch left two of his late works in Oló: the Vilanova Tower and the chapel of Santa Creu de la Rodoreda. Close to Sant Feliuet de Terrassola, the large country house of Rocabruna stands out, built in 1919, a work by the architect Eduard Balcells i Beiges.
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Natural Heritage
The Sant Antoni street affords the views of Bray d'Oló, an interesting geological formation that is part of the anticline which stretches across the municipal area and embraces El Segimon and La Salada upland. The viewpoint of Oló, located in the quarter of Santa Eulàlia in a strategic spot, enables the visitors to contemplate the vast scenery: La Salada hillock, the forests of the area of
Sant Joan d'Oló, with Montserrat in the background, a part of the Bages plain, the Gavarresa Valley and, to the North, a large area of the region of Lluçanès and the Pyrenean mountain range
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The romanesque heritage

 The municipality of Oló is scattered with Romanesque style churches and chapels. Sant Feliuet de Terrassola (927), restored in 1970, made up of two naves with two apses and a tower which serves as a bell tower, is one of the most outstanding. Close to the Armenteres country house there are the ruins of the Sant Joan Vell church (1081) abandoned in 1643, when a new church was built in the flat area of the town.

 Sant Vicenç de Vilarassau (1134) is situated close to the country house of the same name. It has a single-nave structure with an apse decorated with Lombard arcading and a beautiful bell gable. It preserves some remains of Romanesque paintings. It was restored in 1990.

 Sant Jaume de Vilanova, is a small church dating from the 11th century, one of the few churches with a circular ground plan which still survive. The chapels of Sant Miquel d'Oló and Santa Creu de la Plana, dating from the 12th and 13th centuries and no longer worship places, are other examples. 

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Old Town
In the old town, located on the highest point, there are remains of the castle, already documented in 930, the old parish church of Santa Maria, a building dating from the first half of the 17th century, erected in the same place where the former church had been consecrated in 999, and a large number of houses, most of which were built in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The Sant Antoni street, popularly known as la costa (“the slope”, in Catalan) due to its steep incline, connects the old town with the flat area, where the town started expanding in the 19th century. In the Sant Antoni Maria Claret Square there is the new parish church, built between 1957 and 1963, which constitutes a magnificent example of religious architecture of the 20th century.