Situated at the foot of the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç de Munt, surrounded by forest and mountains, Terrassa was one of the most important Catalan cities involved in the 19th century Industrial Revolution. However, nowadays Terrassa is more than just an industrial city - it is the Catalan capital of Jazz.
This ancient Roman municipality, home to the Egara diocese back in the 5th century, has a rich monumental heritage which includes Visigothic and Romanesque churches of great interest. Sant Pere, Sant Miguel and Santa Maria have elements from the 6th and 7th centuries, combined with later modifications from the pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, Gothic and even Baroque periods.
Medieval Terrassa has left in its city centre many other important monuments, such as the Palau Defence Tower and the castle-Carthusian monastery in Vallparadís Park. Modernist aesthetics from the late 19th century to early 20th century have left a rich artistic legacy which includes houses owned by the wealthy bourgeoisie, factories and public buildings.
Modern-day Terrassa is a lively city with a wide range of cultural and sporting activities and with many squares and green areas where people can meet and socialise.
Some important places and events include:
Raval de Montserrat 14, 08221 Terrassa
Tel. 93 739 70 19
Terrassa City Council