Modernism

The Barcelona bourgeoisie made summer holidaying fashionable at the turn of the twentieth century, that is to say, a private box in the Licieu and a summer house in Cardedeu. These were families seeking cool summer refuge in a splendid mansion. Many of these mansions, which were commissioned to architects of renown, can still be found in Cardedeu, La Garriga, Figaró - Montmany and l’Ametlla. Lots of these buildings are centred around one distinct name - Manuel Joaquim Raspall, one of the pioneers of Catalan Modernist architecture. The group of four buildings which make up the Illa Raspall in la Garriga constitutes his most important work.

L'Ametlla del Vallès

L'Ametlla del Vallès is located between the valleys of Congost and Tenes. It was under the domination of Montbui castle during its medieval origins. With a rural and scattered settlement, the centre of the city developed during the sixteenth century near the church. Its rural character changed as late as the beginnings of the twentieth century when it became a summer ...

Figaró-Montmany

Figaró-Montmany is the present name of the municipality that reproduces the medieval limits of Montmany castle and the churches of Montmany, Vallcàrquera and Monteugues. The town centre of Figaró developed in the fourteenth century around the Figero family’s inn. Later it became one of the main centres of services for public ways that went from Barcelona to Vic ...

La Garriga

La Garriga is located in the southwest of Montseny. The river Congost crosses this municipality, a natural way between Vallès and the plains of Vic. Its history is linked to thermal waters in the past and especially during Roman times, from which it keeps some interesting remains such as the Roman villa in Can Terrers. The town centre was built around a thermal ...

Cardedeu

Cardedeu is located in the centre of the valley depression, in the lowest part of Cànoves’s watercourse which goes across the town. It is a strategic point for communicating roads between Barcelona and Girona and this fact has marked its historical development. Documented from the medieval times, Cardedeu became a town in the thirteenth century when King Jaume I ...

Granollers

Granollers city is located in the centre of Vallès Oriental. This city is the capital of the county. Its privileged geographic location has always helped agriculture and especially commercial development. There are some remains from the Roman times when it became crossroads and market of agricultural products. The present city has a medieval foundation and it ...