Terrassa: What to See and Do

White arches of the Masia Freixa mansion in Terrassa Spain

Thirty kilometres inland from Barcelona, Terrassa’s attractive, pedestrianised city centre is an interesting and lesser-known day trip or weekend break. Sometimes referred to as the Catalan Manchester, Terrassa played a key role during the Industrial Revolution when it was an important city for textile manufacturing. In its heyday at the beginning of the twentieth century, …

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Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site

The main entrance to the old Hospital de Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site in Barcelona.

A Short walk from the Sagrada Familia, the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site is one of the most interesting architectural and historical attractions in Barcelona. Built at the start of the 20th century, the site comprises a total of 27 Art Nouveau buildings and was a working hospital as recently as 2009. In 2014, after …

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Museum of Catalan Modernism

Museum of Catalan Modernism, Barcelona

The Museum of Catalan Modernism opened in 2010 and contains furniture, paintings and sculptures from two private collections exhibited in a modernist building on Carrer Balmes. The museum includes works by most of the major exponents of the genre including Antoni Gaudi, Joan Busquets, Eusbei Arnau, Josep Llimona and others. The museum occupies 2 floors …

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3 Charming Art Nouveau Fountains by Josep Campeny

The "Font de la Granota" Art Nouveau Fountain, Barcelona

One of the things that makes Barcelona such a great place to live is the fact that, no matter how long you spend here, there’s always something new to discover. Everyone is familiar with sights such as the Sagrada Familia or the Pedrera, but I suggest you spend a few hours simply exploring and going …

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