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The Palau Novella is an old Indian house located in the middle of the Garraf Natural Park. It was the property of the innkeeper Pere Domenech i Grau. In 1885, an agricultural colony was declared by Alfonso XII. Its construction was completed in 1890, but due to the phylloxera 6 years later it went public. It consists of a mixture of architectural styles, from the outside it looks like a fort with the high wall and the gables, in the interior, we find a neoclassic mansion with its rooms. Inside the courtyard we find a small construction, surely to wash clothes, attributable to Gaudí or one of his disciples. Near the Palau there is a romantic lake with a sculpture in the middle that should be the grower. The place is surrounded by cedars, pines, eucalyptus and rare species that show the good taste of the builder. In fact it is said that Dalí often came to wander and inspire himself.
Buddhist monks Sakya Tashi Ling
Olivella's new church
On the remains of the Castle Nou, property of the descendants of the founders of Olivella, the current church was built, it is thought that around 1429, although it was still not parochial.
It is thought that originally it was a smaller church and annex to the house of the New Castle.
Until 1607, the restructuring of the building did not begin, the altarpiece was built, the altarpiece painting (1619), the works were extended until 1622.
Old church of Olivella
Located near the old Old Castle, it has a late Romanesque structure, with a single nave with a rectangular floor plan, with a soft apse and leads to the south side.
You can still see some details of the apse and a piece of the stone altar.
The church built in 1271 by Bishop Arnau of Barcelona, was dedicated to St. Peter and was part of the old castle of Olivella.
The first mentions of the church are from the thirteenth century and according to documentation it was in operation until 1625 as a parochial church.
Former barony where you can still visit the remains of the old parish of Sta Maria de Jafre.
It includes a set of farmhouses, old farmland, the Fassina fountain, the old canalization and the water pool.
All the surroundings of Jafre, with shady pine woods and the stream, make it a very pleasant place to stroll.
Parc del Garraf
The physical environment
It is unique in all the principality. With low reliefs, rounded peaks and steep slopes.
The calcareous stone in contact with the air and the water has participated in the formation of caves, potholes, and rasclers.
Characteristic of Mediterranean landscape: scrubs of one to three meters, Garric, Llentiscle, Palmetto, Carritx and other species of African origin.
More in the interior we find fragments of holm oaks, white pine, boxwood, honeysuckle and ivory.