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Regional route Catalonia | Spain

Catalonia was one of the first regions in the Mediterranean to begin its process of industrialisation during the first third of the XIX century. One of its main characteristics was a wide dispersion over the whole region but with specialisation in particular areas. Catalonia was one of the first ... more

Catalonia

Catalonia was one of the first regions in the Mediterranean to begin its process of industrialisation during the first third of the XIX century. One of its main characteristics was a wide dispersion over the whole region but with specialisation in particular areas. Catalonia was one of the first countries in the Mediterranean to begin its process of industrialisation during the first third of the XIX century. One of its main characteristics was a wide dispersion over the whole region but with specialisation in particular areas. Catalonia was one of the first countries in the Mediterranean to begin its process of industrialisation during the first third of the XIX century. One of its main characteristics was a wide dispersion over the whole region but with specialisation in particular areas.

Catalonia was one of the first regions in the Mediterranean to begin its process of industrialisation during the first third of the XIX century. One of its main characteristics was a wide dispersion over the whole region but with specialisation in particular areas. Catalonia was one of the first countries in the Mediterranean to begin its process of industrialisation during the first third of the XIX century. One of its main characteristics was a wide dispersion over the whole region but with specialisation in particular areas. Catalonia was one of the first countries in the Mediterranean to begin its process of industrialisation during the first third of the XIX century. One of its main characteristics was a wide dispersion over the whole region but with specialisation in particular areas.

Catalonia was one of the first regions in the Mediterranean to begin its process of industrialisation during the first third of the XIX century. One of its main characteristics was a wide dispersion over the whole region but with specialisation in particular areas.

Cornellà de Llobregat | Spain
The Cornellà Central Pumping Station has been providing the city of Barcelona with groundwater from a depth of around 35 metres since 1909. So much tradition is binding: hence the beautiful, ornate brick building, designed by the Catalan architect Amargós i Samaranch, now houses an industrial ...
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Museu Agbar de les Aigües
Museu Agbar de les Aigües
Ctra. de St. Boi, 4-6
08940 Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain

The most eye-catching feature of the Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover in Terrassa near Barcelona is doubtless its unique roof. It consists of row upon row of 161 shell-shaped half arches, each with gently curving windows like stylised crests of waves. At first sight the building, designed by the Catalan ...
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Catalonian Museum of Science and Industry
Museu nacional de la Ciéncia i de la Tècnica de Catalunya (mNACTEC)
Rambla d’Ègara 270
08221 Terrassa, Spain

Capellades | Spain
The region around the town of Capellades was the most important centre for paper production in Catalonia. The museum is based in the Moli de la Vila, a 4-storey, 18-bay building of 1754. The technology of paper-making on a large scale is demonstrated to visitors. The International Cultural Centre ...
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Capellades Paper Mill Museum
Museu-Moli Paperer de Cappelades
Pau Casal 10
08786 Capellades, Spain

The museum occupies the Dipòsits Vells (Old Cisterns) which collected and stored 12,000 m3 of water from the Sèquia canal and which were built by the civil engineer Marià Potó between 1861 and 1865. Nowadays, the museum has two permanent exhibitions spaces.The Sèquia and water: This exhibit ...
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Manresa Museum of Technology
Museu de la Tècnica de Manresa
Carretera de Santpedor, 55
08242 Manresa, Spain

Palafrugell | Spain
The change from an agrarian to an industrial society and, more recently, into a services one, that have undergone those outstanding populations that were developing the cork- stoppers industry, recognizes as lawful the effort of trying to restore the conscience of a characteristic culture. On this ...
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Cork Museum
Museu del Suro
Placeta del Museu del Suro
17200 Palafrugell, Spain

Castellar de n’Hug | Spain
Portland cement factories were built in most industrialised countries in Europe during the late 19th century and the early 20th century, but few were as spectacular as that at Castellar de n’Hug about 90 km north of Barcelona.  The works was opened in 1904 by the Companyia General d’Asfalts i ...
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Asland Cement Museum
Museu del Ciment Asland de Castellar de N’Hug
Paratge del Clot del Moro
08696 Castellar de n’Hug, Spain

Castelló d’Empúries | Spain
Castelló d’Empúries is a small town in the Catalan province of Gerona and the ecomuseum is part of the Museu de la Ciècia I de la Tēcnica de Catalunya based in Terrassa. The ecomuseum is based in a flour mill to which the first references date from 1331. It was transformed from the 1860s by the ...
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Flour milling ecomuseum of Castelló d’Empúries
Ecomuseu-Farinera de Castelló d’Empúries
Carrer de Sant Francesc 5-7
17486 Castelló d’Empúries, Spain

Cercs | Spain
Around the upper reaches of the Llobregat river there are many mines which have riddled the mountains with their galleries. The mines of Figols and the surrounding area were for long the source of the coal that moved the steam engines that drove Catalan industry. The mining museum reveals 150 years ...
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Cercs Mining Museum
Museu de les Mines de Cerc
Plaça Sant Romà s/n. Colònia Sant Corneli
08698 Cercs, Spain

Esplugues de Llobregat | Spain
The ceramics factory “Pujol i Bausis”, popularly known as “La Rajoleta” (The Little Tile), is an ever present point of reference in the area of Catalan industrial ceramics production. And this is particularly so with regard to the times of splendor of Modernism and, later on, Noucentisme (early XXth ...
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La Rajoleta ceramic museum
Museu de Ceramica La Rajoleta
C. Esglèsia 36
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain

Gerri de la Sal | Spain
Salt has always been the element which has marked Gerri people’s fate and the village’s image. The salt production, there are records from the IX century which prove that, became a profitable business in the late 19th century. The salt exploitation is due to a salted spring  (  ) a few meters far ...
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Salt Museum
Museu de Gerri de la Sal
Square Àngel Esteve, s/n
25590 Gerri de la Sal, Spain

L’Espluga de Francoli | Spain
L’Espluga de Francoli is a wine-making town some 30 km north of Tarragona. The ‘wine cathedral’ is the name often given to this amazing early twentieth century building, which consists of three vaulted bays in red brick in the Gothic style. It was begin in 1913 by the architect Lluis Domenech I ...
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Museum of Wine | The wine cathedral
Museu del Vi "La catedral del Vi"
Josep M. Rendé, 5
43440 L’Espluga de Francoli, Spain

Santa Coloma de Cervello | Spain
The Colonia Guell is a workers’ settlement in the Garden City style built by the Catalan textile entrepreneur Eusebi Güell (1846-1918) around his principal factory that he re-located to Santa Coloma de Cervello from a site at Sants in present-day Barcelona in 1890. The new factory, in brick in the ...
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Colonia Güell
Colonia Güell SA
08690 Santa Coloma de Cervello, Spain

Vila Rodona | Spain
This is one of about 50 architecturally-distinguished buildings constructed in Catalonia in the early 20th century for agricultural co-operatives. Most had spacious interiors to allow air to circulate freely around the wine vats.The building at Rocafort de Queralt, 30 km north of Tarragona, was ...
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Wine Cathedral
Cooperativa Agrícola i Caixa Agrària de Vila-rodona, SCCL
Avda Enric Benet, 4
43814 Vila Rodona, Spain