Torre de can Comalada. Argentona.
Can Comalada. Argentona.
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Fulles a la bassa can Castells. Argentona.
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Route along Can Castells’ surroundings

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27/02/2017
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Introduction

Fields, farms and streams of Argentona’s gully

We are facing an entertaining familiar route that will take us to know the agricultural sector of Argentona’s gully. We will have the opportunity to see impressive country houses and other buildings adjacent to fields, an important witness to the past agricultural Argentona.

Farmhouses, ponds and towering trees form a pleasant and entertaining proposal making the sector near the Argentona gully.

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  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Duration
    1 hour 33 minutes
  • Slope
    116.00 meters
  • Distance
    5.38 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Environment
    Architecture and environment
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

Fields, farms and streams of Argentona’s gully

The route leads us to know the surroundings of “Can Castells” starts touching the Argentona gully, near the house and tower “Can Comalada”. Walk a few meters from the wide trail that follows parallel to the stream and turn uphill, but with a gentle slope, to a narrower track, wedged between vegetation predominated by oaks, the mastic and some hackberry, interspersed reed stripes.

A little further up from the track, we can see to our right the banana trees of “Can Castells”, with some impressive port examples. We will leave the track to get closer to the banana tree pond of “Can Castells” and a little later we will walk next to “Can Castells”, now abandoned and in ruins.

Follow the road and we will reach a second pond in a peaceful and quiet place, where you can hear the birds singing and transport us to a not too distant agricultural past.

From this point, then, we enter the stream of “Can Martí”, which we will continue along a gentle downhill, admiring African oaks of a large size and noble image.

Without realizing it we will reach the main trail that passes parallel to the stream and back to the starting point.

Tips

PATH

  • The route passes mostly through tracks and narrow paths without any difficulties.

WATER

  • Bring water although it is a short route.

WEATHER

  • Avoid intense sun hours in the summer

LAND

  • Bring suitable footwear for walking.

EQUIPMENT

  • We recommend bringing a camera.

OTHER FACILITIES

  • The surroundings of the pond of banana trees at “Can Castells” is a good place to relax and have a snack.

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Can Comalada

Point of interest
Architecture
27/02/2017

This imposing house dates to 1650, as it can be seen on the lintel of the main portal with the name of the owner at the time, Miquel Comalada. His main reason to live was grape growing and collecting

MASTIC TREES

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

Pistacia lentiscus.

This shrub or small tree of the family pistacia can reach six or seven meters high in older specimens.

The larger units produce, when they are bleeding, a latex called mastic. The

BANANA TREE FOREST AT “CAN COMALADA’S” STREAM

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

If you look to the right, we will be able to see a group of monumental dimension trees, it is a banana tree grove. This species of ornamental planted trees likes to advantage of rivers and the deep

CAN CASTELLS’ BANANAS POND

Point of interest
Environment
27/02/2017

This pond created by the fountain of Banana trees of “Can Castells” inside “Can Comalada’s” stream, grows a very important population of carofícia asprella algae (Chara vulgaris), there are also Clado

AFRICAN OAK

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

It is striking that the scientific name is canariensis, when in fact it is due to an error in tagging the source of the species centuries ago, believing that they had been gathered from the Canary

HACKBERRIES

Point of interest
Flora
27/02/2017

Celtis australis

Planted at the edge of peasant houses, wells and ponds, this species does not like cold or dry weather.

Its fruits are edible (Vit. C, iron and potassium), although the ‘bone’ is very

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