Close to Barcelona is a rich industrial heritage related to technology and work —old factories, museums, mines, industrial colonies, warehouses, depots, furnaces, textile mills, canals, cellars, wine cellars…—which represents one of the province’s most distinguishing features and is of interest to visitors of all ages.
From prehistoric mines now converted into museums to active wine and cava producers who open their doors to the public, industrial tourism, understood as a form of cultural tourism, offers opportunities to discover important aspects of the past, present and future.
Discover what life in a mine was like 6,000 years ago. This exceptional archaeological site in El Baix Llobregat, the oldest of its kind in Europe, also features an exhibition to complement the visit.
The Folch i Torres Museum Archive, located in Castell de Plegamans in El Vallès Occidental, offers a permanent exhibition of the literary legacy of the five Folch i Torres brothers, which has been brought together through the research of friends, admirers and family members.