In El Vallès Oriental there are many ways to enjoy your leisure time: nature, thermalism, culture and sports—a whole range of activities for all tastes. El Montseny is a mosaic of Mediterranean and central European landscape types, where climbers will find three mountain areas, the Turó de l’Home and Les Agudes, Matagalls and the Pla de la Calma. The spa town of Caldes de Montbui has a tradition that dates from Roman times and contains several spas whose water have mineral and medicinal properties, along with the Thermalia Museum, which houses works by Picasso and Manolo Hugué. The Raspall Trail shows the town planning and Art Nouveau architecture of towns such as La Garriga, Cardedeu and L’Ametlla del Vallès, which were the summer residences of the Barcelona middle class a century ago. Another track, this time dedicated to speed, is the Circuit de Catalunya, a must-see for racing fans. Home to the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix and the MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix, it opens all year round to offer a variety of activities for all ages.
This town in El Vallès Oriental, positioned between El Montseny Natural Park and Montnegre i el Corredor Park, offers a variety of options that will enable visitors to enjoy the open air with routes and excursions as well as a range of items of architectural heritage from every era.
Between La Garriga and L'Ametlla in the Vallès Oriental region, visitors will discover a unique attraction: an airfield constructed during the 1930s by a wealthy businessman from Argentina with a passion for aeronautics that was requisitioned as a military airport during the Spanish Civil War.
Cardedeu Museum in El Vallès Oriental is names after Tomàs Balvey and marks the legacy of this apothecary who lived in the 19th and 20th centuries and who was also a collector of art, natural science articles, clothing, parchments, books and much more.
'Country estates', 'Biodiversity and monumental trees', 'Springs and riparian forests', 'Mid-level mountain' and 'Catalan Art Nouveau' are the five thematic routes offered by the L'Ametlla Interpretation Centre in the Vallès Oriental region, along with an exhibition on farm life a century ago.
Visit L'Agustí House Museum, in La Calma, Tagamanent Ethnological Park, in Vallès Oriental, and enjoy a special guided tour that allows you to discover 18th-century daily life, complete with images, music and smells.
In the early twentieth century, municipalities such as L'Ametlla del Vallès, La Garriga, El Figueró, Cardedeu and Granollers were chosen by the Barcelona middle class, attracted by the landscape, climate and thermal waters, as sites to spend the summer. Today they offer some interesting Catalan Art Nouveau architectural heritage.