Visitar Mollet del Vallès, Vallès Oriental, Barcelona

Mollet del Vallès, with a population of over 51,000 inhabitants, is the main service and commercial centre in Baix Vallès, and an industrial and economic important pole in the influence area of Barcelona, located 20 km away.
 
Its municipal district covers 10.72 sq. km, half of which is urban area, the other half is an extensive rural and agricultural space, Gallecs, of renowed agricultural, natural, landscape and heritage value, such as the romanic church of Santa Maria de Gallecs. Traditional agriculture is practised there, and in the last few years, ecological agriculture as well, with a very innovating and leading character. It has the seal "Producte de Gallecs", certified by Consell Català de la Producció Agrícola Ecològica.
 
The cultural offer is headed by the Joan Abelló Municipal Museum, located in an old modernist building from 1908 and the Painter's Home, where the artist was born in 1922. It houses a great part of the works of Joan Abelló and his extensive and rich art collection comprising more than 5,000 paintings and sculptures from the most relevant Catalan artists of 19th and 20th Century. The museum hosts permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions and L'Aparador, with avantgarde art.
 
Another highlight in the city's heritage is Mollet's neolithic menhir, found in 2009 in Les Pruneres park. It is an extraordinary find in Catalonia because of its size, 5m of lenght and 6 tonnes of weight mean it is the biggest in Southern Europe, and its carvings and reliefs, where a face can be made out, possibly a god figure, which make it a statue-menhir. It can be seen in the garden of the library in Can Mulà park.

ACCOMMODATION
HOTELS
- Hotel Catalán. Tel. 93 570 64 34
- Hotel Ibis-Mollet. Tel. 93 579 00 05
- Hotel Portal de Gallecs. Tel. 93 579 58 00
- Hotel Sidorme. Tel. 93 579 62 61

RESTAURANTS
- Beumala. Tel. 93 593 08 21
- Cal Guardabosc. Tel. 93 001 13 37
- Cal Marfà. Tel. 93 593 00 04
- Ca La Leo. Tel. 93 570 10 12
- Casa Gerardo. Tel. 93 544 07 88
- El Racó de Ca La Leo. Tel. 93 570 10 12
- El Racó del Mediterrani Tel. 697 146 633
- El Vell Nou. Tel. 93 570 88 61
- EnBoca. Tel. 93 624 07 22
- Eva. Tel. 93 593 21 16
- La Martina Casa d'Àpats. Tel. 610 145 087
- La Molleta. Tel. 93 579 21 34
- La Llar d'en Tariel. Tel. 93 570 05 46
- La Marieta. Tel. 93 593 31 83
- La Tacita de Plata. Tel. 93 348 54 48/656 647 966
- Les Pruneres. Tel. 93 593 38 69
- Manjari. Tel, 93 007 64 49
- Pizzeria-Restaurant Il Lago de Como. Tel. 93 570 68 96
- Saint Germain Des Près. Tel. 93 570 56 13
- Sis Sentits. Tel. 93 511 42 09

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