The region Bajo Llobregat: first industrial areas of Spain
When industrialization began stronger in Spain the region of the Bajo Llobregat was one of the first in which the change occurred. Located near Barcelona in the autonomous community of Catalonia, yet it remains of sites where industry has a strong presence. Its main town is San Feliú de Llobregat.
One of the examples of the era's biggest growth area is the colònia Güell, which was constructed by the architect Antoni Güell and created a series of social buildings for workers first, which are an example of the architectural style that the artist has. To visit this full you will have to move to the town of Santa Coloma de Cervelló.
The sectors that have been very important in the economy of the comarca of the Bajo Llobregat have been metallurgy, iron and steel industry, chemical industry, textiles or graphic arts. However such activity have been concentrated around some municipalities of Martorell, Olesa de Montserrat and asparagus.
The capital of this region is San Feliu de Llobregat that has a greater population. The history of this town goes back to the Paleolithic when dating the older remains, while during the Roman period it had much importance by the passage of the troops of the Empire.
If you're thinking some of these municipalities you can land at the airport of Barcelona which is located a few kilometres and boasts numerous flights throughout the year from anywhere in the EU or outside it.
Land of Gaudí and a good quality of life in the province of Barcelona
Location: The province of Barcelona is situated in the North-West of the Iberian peninsula in the autonomous community of Catalonia and is one of the most important areas of all Spain. It is on the shores of the Mediterranean and has many attractions that draw millions of tourists.
Municipalities: The province is composed by more than one hundred people and the capital of the autonomous community, which is the nerve centre of the province. The climate is mainly Mediterranean with good temperatures all year and not many rainfall.
What to see? The list of things to do in Barcelona is very long. You can visit important monuments such as the Sagrada Familia or the buildings designed by Gaudí, as well as enjoy the many beaches that there are in the city and throughout the province.
What to eat? The great diversity of cultures living in the province becomes a place where you can taste dishes from all over the world. The local gastronomy is influenced by the Mediterranean diet.
Where to stay? It has a hotel very large plant with millions of possibilities for all budgets and tastes.
How to get? The El Prat Airport in Barcelona is the most important in Europe. If you come by train you can do it at high speed from Madrid. It has the port with many connections. By road has many dual carriageways and motorways from all parts of the Iberian peninsula.
Catalonia: Barcelona, Guadi and a great place for a holiday
Location: The autonomous community of Catalonia is located in the northeast of the Iberian peninsula. In the north it borders France through the Pyrenees and also other autonomous communities such as Aragon and Valencia. It has many miles of beach on the Mediterranean Sea.
Municipalities: It has 947 municipalities that are distributed in four provinces and in 41 counties. Their main emblem is Barcelona where many tourists are attracted by its cosmopolitan charms.
What to see? In Catalonia you can choose to enjoy artwork by artists recognized worldwide, at the Gaudi museum. There are some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean with clean beaches. If you enjoy spending time in the mountains, there are a good network of roads.
What to eat? The autonomous region has a strong culinary tradition with dishes that are prepared with local crops.
Where to stay? For an autonomous region where tourism plays an important role, you will have many possibilities. Hotels, villas or apartments on the coast are the three main options.
How to get there? Barcelona Airport receives many flights from different parts of the world on a daily basis. The high speed train connects Catalonia with the other regions. It has a network of motorways and highways of high quality.