Valls is a city with a strong personality, proud of its traditions, its rich culture and its heritage. It is a welcoming city strongly committed to the traditions and culture of our country.
With an outstanding location which makes Valls one of the engines of the large development areas of Tarragona, the city enjoys a growing economy with an ever expanding business park and good road communications (N-240, AP2 and AP7), and good connections with the "Camp de Tarragona” AVE train station and Reus International Airport.
One of the most typical aspects of the city are the castells (human towers), a tradition that comes within the context of popular expressions. Valls is the cradle of the casteller, and currently has two groups known in Catalan as “colles de xiquets”: the Colla Joves (youth gang) and the Colla Vella (old folks gang), which compete to achieve the best towers.
El Pati. This square is at the centre of the city. In El Pati, there are remains of the castle built at the end of the 12th century.
The Rosal Chapel. Inside the chapel there are two 17th century glazed tile panels commemorating the Battle of Lepanto, which are considered National Cultural Heritage.
The Town Hall. Located in the old Plaza del Blat, the square in which the castellers take place, is the Town Hall building, built between 1593 and 1595.
The archpriest’s church of John the Baptist was built between 1570 and 1583 and is a combination of the Gothic and Renaissance styles.
The route to the Old Town, marked with 21 descriptive panels, allows the identification of singular points of architectural interest and thorough knowledge of wealth historic Old Town. Through GPS mobile and automatically provides the content in four languages: Catalan, Castilian, French and English.
Audios are also available through the Old Town exclusive portal for download prior http://valls.woices.com if users prefer to route with its own MP3 player.
You can find more information on the website of the Old Town: http://www.vallsbarriantic.cat/turisme/rutes_turistiques.htm.
The route of the characters, marked with 17 descriptive panels, allows the identification of famous people of the town of Valls. Through phone with GPS and Automatic sound content, is delivered in four languages: Catalan, Castilian, French and English.
The audios are also available through the exclusive portal of the Old Town http://valls.woices.com for download upon whether users prefer to do the route with your own MP3 player.
You can find more information on the Web http://www.vallsbarriantic.cat/turisme/personatges_illustres.htm