Cornellà de Llobregat is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat in
Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the left bank of the Llobregat river.
The history of Cornellà de Llobregat is defined by three principal factors: its proximity to the city of Barcelona
, its being an area of passage (as was the entire Comarca of Baix Llobregat
) to and from the capital of Catalonia, and the presence of the Llobregat River
. Its name is of Roman origen (Cornelianus) and the city's architectural characteristics possess Visigoth
The first written reference to the city dates from 980 AD, at which time a church and a defense tower to ward off the Saracens already existed in the same place as the current castle (constructed in the fourteenth century). The city was incorporated into Barcelona's territory in the thirteenth century and, for a short time, belonged to the "Franqueses del Llobregat" in which agricultural activity was principally developed.
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