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.
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.