EMPORDA and surroundings


Albons Bellcaire d’Empordà Foixà Fontclara La Bisbal d’Empordà
Canapost Casavells Corçà Clots de Sant Julià Canet Cruïlles Marenyà Matajudaïca Monells Palau-Sator Parlavà Pals Peratallada La Pera Púbol Rupià Sant Iscle d’Empordà Sant Julià de Boada Sant Sadurní de l’Heura La Tallada d’Empordà Tor Ullastret Ultramort Verges Vulpellac

Agullana Castell Sant Ferran fortress Dali's Museum Figueres Maçanet de Cabrenys Lladó Llers L'Escala Les Escaules Peralada Pont de Molins Riumors Sant Miquel de Fluvià Sant Tomàs de Fluvià La Vajol Vilabertran Viladamat Vilanova de la Muga Ventalló

Besalú Porqueres Banyoles Cervià de Ter Le Boulou Maureilles Céret Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines


The new town of Poble Nou in Llers 1941-1963 (ENG)

The construction of the new village Poble Nou began in 1941 and was finished 22 years later in 1963 the cost was more than nine million pesetas. This amount was spent on the new parish church and its dependencies, a school, three households for the teachers, 12 houses in the main square with a floor for shops and 45 houses Catalan farm of middle size. The original total of planned houses was never accomplished and the church that originally had to be in centre of the town was almost at the outside. The initial budget was finish before the project got to the end. A few months later the new town was inhabited, although some of the buildings began to deteriorate quickly with cracks in the walls and pavement.

The new parish church of Sant Julià that was built few months after the Spanish Civil War was finished by the new state institution “De Regiones Devastadas (Of Devastated Regions) began to show deterioration signals also and the religious services had to stop being celebrated in their interior, since the ceiling of the main nave threatened collapsing at any time. While the repairs of the church were in progress, a new building was conditioned for the services. These repairs cost another million pesetas to share between the Spanish State and the Bishopric.

Near the Poble Nou is the cemetery in which the rest of the bodies from the old cemetery were buried. Most of the bodies blow out of their tombs when the old church was exploded at the last days of the Spanish Civil War in 1939.

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