Industrial Tourism near Barcelona
Practise a different type of tourism in the province of Barcelona and discover its rich industrial heritage. From old factories or prehistoric mines turned into museums, to companies that organise wine and cava (sparkling wine) activities. There are about a hundred industrial centres and museums that offer guided tours
With this proposal you will be able to find out many details about the development of the region from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Some of the routes are very recommendable, like the one that takes you to discover Industrial Modernism with the five senses in Terrassa. You will be able to get into the shoes of a worker and a middle class person of the time by visiting several spaces in the city and discovering more about Modernism with experiments and games.
You can also visit the Riutort Petrol Museum (where black gold still drips in some parts), the Cers Mines Museum (where a train goes 450 metres into a gallery), the Igualada and Comarcal de l’Anoia Leather Museum (which organises a dramatised visit once a month), the Güell Colony (an industrial colony that is active and has the World Heritage designation), or the Catalonia Circuit (where you will learn about the motor sport and you will be able to visit the paddock through which champions such as Fernando Alonso or Jorge Lorenzo race every year)
Things to remember:
You can see a list of the industrial museums, centres and activities that are available on the Barcelona Tourist Board website.
For some of them you must book in advance.
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