Premià de Dalt is one of the towns of the Maresme that has grown the most in the last few years, transforming from a summer resort into a residential area.
Premià de Dalt has a surface area of 6.5 km2 and a population of just over 10,000 inhabitants. It is located in a small valley of the Serralada Litoral and we are sure that it will delight those who want real mountain, but close to the beach.
For mountain lovers there is an extensive forest of pines and oaks with hiking trails overlooking the Mediterranean where you can enjoy nature. In addition, if you like cycling, Premià de Dalt has one of the best mountain bike circuits, “La Poma”.
Just 5 minutes away, you have beautiful beaches where you can stroll in winter and sunbathe and swim in summer.
Premiá de Dalt is communicated by road with Premiá de Mar, where you can take the Rodalies train, and San Ginés de Vilasar, it also has regular bus lines that connect the town with the neighboring towns.
Premiá de Dalt is also connected by freeway, specifically the C-32 freeway has an exit to the town.
The origins of Premià de Dalt
Premià de Dalt seems to have its origins in the 5th century BC and takes its name from the Roman villa of Vila Primilia. Until the 13th century the village was known as Santa Anastasia, from then on it was known as San Pedro de Premiá. In the early 1980s the name was officially changed to Premià de Dalt.
The current town of Premiá de Dalt does not occupy all the territory that previously covered, previously the municipality reached the sea, but in 1836 its maritime district was segregated, forming what is now Premiá de Mar.
From the sixties Premiá de Dalt began to undergo the most important change in its history with the construction of summer residences, this construction continues today but no longer focused on summer houses but on residences for people who live in Premiá but work in Barcelona.
In the eighties, the construction of new houses began in the old agricultural land located between Can Figueres and Can Balet, the so-called “ensanche” of Premià de Dalt.
What to see in Premià de Dalt
If you visit Premià de Dalt you will love to stroll through its streets and discover its traditional farmhouses, the old town, and enjoy the wine tourism offered by the area and all the local gastronomy, which will not leave you indifferent.
The village stands out for the Gothic church of Sant Pere (XVI century), along with a series of fortified farmhouses with medieval elements built on the mountain of Sant Mateu.
Also worth mentioning is the baroque sanctuary of La Cisa -with a baroque façade- where an image from the 15th century is venerated, protector of this place in the Maresme region and which is the object of ancient popular devotion.
The village museum, which studies and disseminates the rich heritage of the town, is located in Can Figueres, a building dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries. For its part, Can Botey houses the Hunting and Arms Museum.
The fortified tower of Can Moles, from the 14th-15th centuries, and the church of Santa Anna, dating from around the 16th century, are still part of the historical and artistic legacy of the municipality.
Various local groups organize festivals during different times of the year, such as the Divertit festival at Easter or the Carnival on the last Sunday of August.
Premià de Dalt celebrates its main festival on June 29th, Saint Peter’s Day.
A perfect place to live all year round
As you can see Premià de Dalt offers many advantages to live all year round. It is a small town, with just ten thousand inhabitants, located in the middle of the Serralada Litoral, which offers the possibility to enjoy a lot of routes to enjoy nature.
But also, you can enjoy all the beaches of the Maresme, starting with the nearest of Premià de Mar, just 5 minutes away.
The old town of Premià de Dalt is very pleasant for walking, but if you want to live on the outskirts there are different areas with houses and villas that allow you to enjoy the most of living in a natural, quiet and healthy environment, but well connected to Barcelona or Mataró to enjoy all the services.
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