Maspujols was formed, it is said, around Mas Pujol, a prominent house which is still the biggest in town. Maspujols is located at the foot of the Sierra de La Mussara, in the south-eastern part of Mount Rocabruna, which is 541m above sea level. Maspujols has the smallest area of the towns of the Baix Camp, with 3.55 km2. It is a fairly flat area, which promotes agriculture, especially irrigation. Cultivated hazel, olive, almond and peaches are grown there. The village is situated on a hill 214 meters above sea level, to the right of the Rocabruna gully.



In and around the area of Maspujols, some Roman artefacts has been discovered. It is not known to what extent the area of Maspujols was the old Rocabruna, or if Maspujols and Rocabruna were two different villages dependant on Aleixar. In 1303 a Mas Pujol located in L'Aleixar is written of. We also know that on October 1, 1556 the mayor of L'Aleixar had full powers over Maspujols and Rocabruna. Aleixar got administrative independence in 1625, and the church became independent in 1696. In 1720 the town was in a fierce battle between soldiers and guerrilla volunteers (carrasclets), and collaborators, who won in the end. The tradition indicates that Maspujols built the first pot of brandy of Catalunya. In 1811 the French army destroyed the village.


Places of interest

The church

In the town it is important to mention the parish church of Santa Maria, dating from the seventeenth century, it's facade topped with a simple, yet elegant Baroque bell tower. It was said that years ago, the altar was located in the area of l'Aleixar. It has a nave with connecting chapels.

The hermitage

Near Maspujols you can find the hermitage of Sant Antoni, which also dates back to the seventeenth century. It was restored after the Second Carlist War, and again in the late twentieth century.

The landlord’s house

There are two houses that are prominent in the town: Cal Po, a house built by an Indiano, and Cal Pujol. According to local legend was a big house next to which the village grew. On the façade there is an emblazoned portal. Joan Pujol de l'Era should be mentioned here, an ennobled citizen of Barcelona, who was honoured by King Carlos II in 1682. The Pujol family paid for part of the construction of the parish church..


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