Santa Maria

There they conquered a strategic called castle Torroja, meaning " earth roja" , located to 7 km to the south of Cervera (the local capital). Later the place-name degenerated in Tarroja, and is to other so many kilometers of the sanctuary where it was buried san Ramon Nonato (" Dump of the Segarra"), forming triangle with both localities and occupying its vertex of 90 degrees. The militant Gentlemen of Solsona by some reason ended up varying his seoro by the Torroja place-name, to the detriment of the one of Solsona of where they were children and gentlemen. I believe that for them he had of being a great pride to the possession of the such castle. Perhaps with his name change Mr. de Solsona showed, to doubted whom it, that her family owned seoro of the Segarra without possible discussion. He is in center of the valley of Sion, at which he arrives himself by the highway that unites Cervera with Guisona. He is there where the river of the same name comes together with the torrent of Valls.

The first reference goes back to year 1040 through act of consecration of Santa Maria of the Seu d" Urgell. In 1144 Tarroja de Segarra it was donated the community of Santa Maria de Solsona, and later it appears property of the Torroja family. In 1142 feudal Mr. Ecard de Torroja left half from this town to Santa Maria de Solsona and the other half in 1167 to its inheriting son Ramon II (+1195), who was nephew of my written a biography Arnau de Torroja. In later centuries, through marriage of Agns de Torroja with vizconde of Cardona, that one castle happened to be property of Ramon Folc III. When today in Catalonia one looks for to be sent to historical heroisms people remembers the proclamation of autonomy, or the statute, etc., but one decade before the birth of Arnau de Torroja thought about the fights that ended the height of the Muslims in prePyrenean the Catalan, and soon with the double sacking of these of the califato of Cordova (1010).