The best rural houses in Mura
Mura is a small medieval town in Bages
that belongs to the province of Barcelona
, entrance to the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac. Its rural houses are increasingly in demand due to the tourism that grows, grows and never stops growing thanks to the wonders of the town. Every year the town of Mura appears on the lists of the most beautiful towns in Barcelona, Catalonia, and even Spain.
Mura and its medieval surroundings
Mura comes from the Latin name murus, which means wall, wall or fortress. In this way, the population of Mura during the Iberian and Roman times was already walled.
The first historical paper on the population of Mura is in 978 . Four hundred years later, in 1365, there were 32 families living in Mura, but the number decreased due to the Black Death. From the 17th century, the population increased; in 1782 it had 103 inhabitants, and in 1860 about 126 in the town and 12 in the suburb.
The majority of the population was dedicated to the countryside, especially the cultivation of vines thanks to the mountainous characteristics of the territory. In the 19th century, however, the phylloxera plague ended Mura's vine cultivation.
Years later, in the 20th century, industrialization came to Mura thanks to the construction of a yarn textile factory, which was maintained until 1964. Thanks above all to this factory, the village's livelihood was possible. However, it was also thanks to other, more minority trades: livestock, agriculture, forestry and the new vineyards.
The closure of the textile factory was a before and an after. The population decreased, as many inhabitants were forced to leave and find work in another town. From that moment, Mura became a town with second residence houses, which has increased tourism in the town of Bages. In addition, the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac has also contributed to increasing the volume of tourists in Mura.
What to do during your stay in our rural house in Mura?
Stroll through its old town and get lost in its streets
The charm of Mura lies in walking and getting lost in the old town . Indispensable places are the Camil Antonietti passage and the elevated bridges, Joan Alavedra street or the structure of Nou and Sant Antoni streets. Houses such as l'Arola, Cal Teixidor, Llobet, Cal Ferrer or Cal Jaumet, and the groups of houses in Raval, Cal Biel and El Molí del Mig.
On this route you will also be able to see the most important farmhouses in Mura, such as Farell, Mas de la Roca, Matarodona, Santlleïr, Puig, Puigdoure, Mata or Puig de la Balma.
Enter the well-known Sant Martí Church
In Romanesque style, the Church of Sant Martí is a must-see for all visitors to Mura . It was built in the 12th century on top of a pre-Romanesque church from the year 972.
Enjoy the views of Mura from the viewpoint of the Town Hall
Have a good view of the town you visit, take a photo for memory, or enjoy silence with good views. One of the must-see places in Mura is a few meters from the town hall, where we can enjoy a good view of the town and the church of Sant Martí from the height. Here we will have at hand several didactic signs about the history of the town and interesting details of the environment, economic activity, geography and fauna of Mura and its surroundings.