One may look far and wide, but the casal of any Catalan village is a four-walled testament to the religion of concrete that dominated Spanish construction in the later 20th century. It does only as much as it needs which is exist as a gathering point for residents when agglomerations larger than chats in the street are called for. To call the casal a “town hall” would be nearly correct where it not for the fact that a village with only several hundred residents hardly qualifies to be called a […]

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