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Discover Arbúcies

Arbúcies, also popularly known as “La Vinya”, is a town and municipality in the region of La Selva.

Located at the bottom of a long and deep valley,  between the Montseny and the Guilleries, where flows the stream of Arbúcies. It is a valley isolated from the whole of La Selva, and it has has a life of its own. 

In the past, its inhabitants were dedicated mainly to the use of the natural resources of the surroundings, where the forests of cork, chestnut, oak and beech dominate.

At the present, the village lives of the bodyworks companies and trade.
 

HISTORY

Arbúcies was populated by the Iberians and later by the Romans. In the Middle Ages, feudalism was established, where Montsoriu Castle and the Viscounts of Cabrera were very important.


The battle of Arbúcies was given on January 14 in 1714 during the War of the Catalans, among the subalternos of the area, supporters of the Archduke Charles of Austria, and Walloon forces of the Duke of Anjou. The confrontation took place near the Arbúcies stream, in front of a 15th-century mill. The Bourbon troops, coming from Hostalric and on the way to Vic, were completely defeated and lost six flags. The popular legend says: Gent d’Arbúcies, gent d’astúcies, mata valons a cop de bastons!

The town of Arbúcies was completely burned in the wave of repression by the Duke of Popoli.


From the Middle Ages to the mid 20th century in Arbúcies the economy was based on agriculture, livestock and forestry from the farms. Then begins the abandonment of the farmhouses that ends in 1980 and they end up as the activities defined as traditional.


Then begins a process of industrialization where they stand out the bodywork, the textile the wood turning. At that time, wood was the raw material and water was the largest source of energy.

 

ECONOMY

Forest exploitation employs a lot of people. In the field, which has greatly reduced its surface, the forage for feeding milk cows, and potatoes dominate. Many abandoned fields have been planted with pine trees and fir trees, some destinated for ornamental Christmas trees.

Arbúcies is known for the bodyworks industry, heir to the craft of industry of carriages. Bodywork coaches, trucks and automobiles are now being made. There are mineral water packing plants as well.

There has also been a vocational town in the traditional way, and it is still the preferred place for many holiday makers. It is a tourist town, much visited on weekends and festivals.

 

WEATHER INFORMATION
The climate is a transition between the Mediterranean and the mountain, with mild summers and cold winters, with low rainfall and high humidity. Maximum precipitation occurs during the autumn months. During the winter there may be days with snowfall.


Arbúcies has a Municipal Meteorological Observatory where the data of temperature, humidity, direction and wind speed, rain, atmospheric pressure and solar radiation are collected. See all the data on the website.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HOW TO ARRIVE TO ARBÚCIES?

HEALTH CENTERS

  • Primary Care Centre (CAP)

          Address: Havana C/, s/n
          Telephone: 972 162 210
          Timetables: Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm

 

The basic hospital of reference is the Hospital Santa Caterina de Salt.
Outside these hours, the continuous and urgent attention will be given to the CAP Santa Coloma de Farners:

  • Santa Coloma de Farners Primary Care Centre

          Address: Barbara, C/ Santa 25
          Telephone: 972 843 016

PHARMACIES
Arbúcies has three pharmacies:

  1. Pharmacy Jordi Xarles
    Address: Carrer Francesc Camprodon, 22
    Timetables: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 1.30 pm and from 5 pm to 8.30 pm
    Sundays open only in the morning
    Telephone: 972 86 09 06
    Emergency telephone number: 673 153 910
  2. Pharmacy Abel Soriano Barrufet
    Address: Carrer Segimon Folgueroles, 45
    Timetables: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 1.30 pm and from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm
    Sundays open only in the morning
    Telephone: 972 86 04 44
  3. Pharmacy Sergi Gonzalez-Huix Spain
    Address: Dr. Turon Square, 9
    Timetables: Monday to Friday from 9 to 13.30 h, from 16.30 to 20.30 h
    Saturdays open only in the morning
    Closed Sundays
    Telephone: 972 16 21 81

Check out on-call pharmacies here
 

URGENCIES
If you have an urgency, you will find the telephone numbers of the services below:

  • Primary Care Centre:

Visits - 902 111 444
Urgencies - 972 162 210

  • Emergencies: 112
  • Firefighters: 972 860 001
  • Local police: 686 945 650 or policia@ajarbucies.cat
  • Citizen attention: 012


PUBLIC TRANSPORT

PRIVATE TRANSPORT

  • Taxis Pla: 972 860 014 // 608 44 07 22
  • Minibuses Catalonia Transfer: 607 646 963 // 637 753 438

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