CAPELLADES – LA TORRE DE CLARAMUNT – RIERA DE CARME
The seasonal stream known as the Riera de Carme is one of the tributaries of the River Anoia. Along its course we can explore a unique natural environment where, every now and then, we will stumble upon paper mills.
In order to get to the stream we must pass through the small town of La Torre de Claramunt. This was another paper making town. In addition, it has a very well-preserved medieval castle that is still inhabited.
On the left bank of the stream of Carme, there is the Molí Major (main mill) it was built by Francesc Claramunt in 1735, with some terraced buildings added later. Its isolated location, among crop fields, was a common feature of all mills at that time, despite the fact that at present many have been integrated within more urbanized areas.
MOLÍ DE CARME
The Molí de Carme can be found in the centre of this village. It first operated in 1713 and during its working life was used to manufacture different types of paper: from deckled-edged paper through smoking papers to paraffin treated brown paper.
CAL ROIO AND CAL COSTAS
Located on the right bank of the stream of Carme, where it flows past the Torre de Claramunt, these two mills were originally the property of the Guarro family. During the second half of the 18th century it was bought by the Costas family. Between 1912 and 1930 cigarette papers for the Miquel i Costas brand were manufactured here.
BALÇ DE LES ROQUETES
The cliffs known as the Balç de les Roquetes is a natural area along the Riera de Carme in the Esplugues area. It is a formation of Travertine rock deposits from the Quaternary Period.