Information about our city

Information about our city

Name

Apparently the name of our town’s name derives Roman patrician Lucius. In the year 989, is mentioned as Licinianus. In 1174, as Liziano Superiori. In 1359, as Sant Julia de Llissa Sobira.

Formerly, it was called Lliçà Sobirà while Lliçà Vall, our neighbour village, was called Licano Subteriore and Lica Jusa.

This seems to confirm the idea that the differentiation of the two villages is determined from the river (upstream or downstream) and not the situation in the bush (top of the mountain or in the valley). Without wanting to create controversy, we decided to call our village “d’Amunt” and not “de Munt” is more coherent with the decision of our neighboring village, who has decided to be “Vall” instead of “d’Avall”.

Geographical situation

Lliçà d’Amunt is located 27 km from Barcelona, and only 3 km from the capital of the region, Granollers.

The architectural heritage

In the municipality of Lliçà d’Amunt, plus several manor houses, five churches are preserved.

In the village we found the parish of Sant Julia de Lliçà d’Amunt, whose first references date from 1014, surrounded by small and crowded Sagrera. In the Middle Ages, there were thirty paces around the church to mark the sacred and protected territory (the Sagrera), where you could not steal or commit a crime, and where the farmers lived in peace.

On the hill to the town center close by west there is is the small chapel of Sant Baldiri, 1727. Farther west, the chapel of Sant Valerià cited as early as 1094.

Among the valleys and river Tenes  in this natural oasis there is Palaudàries, a small agricultural valley, protected by the forest on the north and besieged by major developments surrounding it, found the monumental Sant Esteve de Palaudàries church that appears documented in 904 as “Palatio Arias”. It has a large bell-tower and the only comunidor (where they harvest the rector blessed and prayed to avoid thunderstorms) of the vall of Tenes.

Finally, to the northeast of the term, at the foot of the ancient Roman road that went from Aquae Downloads (Caldes) to Granularius (Granollers), we find the typical Romanesque chapel of Santa Justa and Santa Rufina, which references back to the year 1072, with a large belfry that looks disproportionate. The chapel, in the middle of a grove of oaks, surrounded by fields, is one of the most magical and emblematic places of the municipality.

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