Serra de Rubió

The Serra de Rubió is a mountain range located in Catalonia, Spain, between the comarques of Anoia and Bages, and among the municipalities of Rubió, Castellfollit del Boix, Òdena and Els Prats de Rei. Its highest peak is the Còpia de Palomes, with an elevation of 837-metre-high (2,746 ft). It has a length of roughly 12-kilometre (39,370 ft), and 9-kilometre (29,528 ft) of width.

Serra de Rubió
Parc Eòlic de la Serra de Rubió (maig 2007) - panoramio.jpg
Highest point
PeakCòpia de Palomes
Elevation847 m (2,779 ft)
Coordinates41°39′36.41″N 1°37′11.64″E / 41.6601139°N 1.6199000°E / 41.6601139; 1.6199000Coordinates: 41°39′36.41″N 1°37′11.64″E / 41.6601139°N 1.6199000°E / 41.6601139; 1.6199000
Dimensions
Length12 km (7.5 mi) E/W
Width9 km (5.6 mi) N/S
Geography
Serra de Rubió is located in Pyrenees
Serra de Rubió
Serra de Rubió
Location of the Serra de Rubió in northeastern Spain
CountrySpain
ProvinceBarcelona, Catalonia
CountiesAnoia and Bages
Geology
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Age of rockJurassic
Type of rockLimestone

The landscape of the surroundings is characterized by woods of Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis), the predominant species in almost all the mountain range. However, also the Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) stands out, mostly in the wet areas in the bottom of the valleys but also in the shady spots, by the side of the Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), which is less abundant and lies mostly in some shady spots higher than 700-metre-high (2,297 ft). Oaks and holm oaks are abundant as well. Regarding fauna, the main animal species are the roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), the wild boar (Sus scrofa), the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and the European hare (Lepus europaeus).

The population in the range is scarce, since live there around 200 people. People live in masies (country houses), which are dispersed by all the territory. Moreover, there are some chapels also dispersed: the main ones are Santa Maria de Rubió and Sant Martí de Maçana, but also stands out the Romanic chapel of Sant Pere d'Ardesa.

There is a wind farm in the mountain range, the Serra de Rubió Wind Farm, which is the biggest in Catalonia and has round 50 wind turbines.[1] The Marimon i Casulleres rock shelter, a big rock shelter where hided two known bandits in the area, is located in the mountain range. Besides, a mountain retreat called Refugi Mas del Tronc lies in the northern slope of the Serra de Rubió, where crosses the GR7 path.

TopographyEdit

The highest peaks in the Serra de Rubió are the following ones:

Peacks Altitude (m)
Còpia de Palomes 837
Les Tres Alzines 831
El Pujol 702
L'Avellanet 782
El Morrocurt 751
Puig de Sant Miquel 733
Turó de Maçana 703

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Inaugurat a l'Anoia el parc eòlic de Rubió, el més gran de Catalunya". Sostenible.cat (in Catalan). 20 June 2005. Retrieved 26 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)