Corporate Body - Notaría de Sant Cugat del Vallès (Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, España)

Notaría de Sant Cugat del Vallès (Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, España)



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Notaría de Sant Cugat del Vallès (Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, España)Other forms

Fechas de Existencia:

from XIII to XIX


The notary of the city of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Notaria de la Ciutat de Sant Cugat del Vallès) in Barcelona belongs to the homonymous monastery's estate.

The first monastic community dedicated to Sant Cugat probably existed in the 7th century. The Muslim attacks destroyed the church and the conquerors established military garrisons until the arrival of the Franks in the 9th century. The old monastery was rebuilt during the first years of that century, staying under the bishop of Barcelona's domination. The region was repopulated with the people coming from the mountains, spreading its territories until the lands of Penedès and Bages. After the abbey's destruction in 985, due to a raid in Almanzor, the abbot Odón rebuilt the monastery and became independent from Barcelona's bishop, obtaining even more possessions.

The monastery became one of the most important centres of power and culture in Catalonia. It was in charge of a high number of servants. The abbey's expansion allowed the construction of the cloisters and the church in the 13th century. Along these years, we can talk about a permanent nucleus of population in Sant Cugat, ranging from the parish church of Sant Pere d'Octavia, its centre, to the road that went to the monastery, currently known as Major Street.

The city of Sant Cugat recovered certain economic dynamism in the 16th century. Thus, the urban nucleus expanded and some new neighbourhoods appeared.

During the Succession War, the Spanish troops entered the abbey and damaged its architectural structure. The prosperity present in Spain during the 18th century arrived to Sant Cugat, doubling its population and creating an incipient textile industry. During the Independence War from 1808 to 1814, the monastery and the town were looted by the French troops, leading to an important battle in Sant Cugat in October 1808 defeated by the resistance fighters. In July 1835 the Mendizabal disentailment took place and, therefore, the monastery was looted and the monks forced to flee. Later, the building was used for municipal uses and the church was transformed into a parish church.


The documentation of the notary of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona) was delivered to the State in 1835, with the archive of the Monastery of San Cucufate from Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona) as a consequence of the disentailment. That same year, it was delivered to the Town Council of Sant Cugat and it was later acquired by the Town Council of Sabadell. This last mentioned organism gave the documentation to the Archive of the Crown of Aragon in 1977.

It contains the notary documentation belonging to the monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona), mainly from the 14th, 15th and 18th centuries.


Víctor FARIAS ZURITA: 'La notaría de la ciudad de Sant Cugat del Vallès, perteneciente al señorío del monasterio homónimo'

Código de Referencia de PARES: ES.08019.ACA/7.18//

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Monasterio de Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona, España)  ( Related by administrative processing )

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