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Masia Freixa (Wikimedia Commons)
Seu del mNACTEC (Bob Masters / Departament de Cultura)

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A tour around Modernista and industrial Terrassa

Guided tours to discover the most outstanding buildings Barcelona
Terrassa Turisme provides a number of guided tours that will take you back to the Terassa of 1900, visiting an industrial heritage that is unique in Catalonia. You will see bourgeois houses, factories with their chimneys, steam mills, and much more.
 
MASIA FREIXA
 
The Masia Freixa, one of the city's most iconic and curious buildings, came about when Josep Freixa decided to turn his factory into a private house. He entrusted the work to the architect Lluís Muncunill and last year the roof was refurbished to give it back the appearance it had at the beginning of the 20th century.
 
CASA ALEGRE DE SAGRERA
 
The Casa Alegre de Sagrera was built at the beginning of the 19th century. Almost a century later, in 1911, it underwent large-scale refurbishment to turn it into a Modernista-period bourgeois house of a Terrassa industrialist. Since 1973 it has been used to house one of the sections of Terrassa Museum.

MERCAT DE LA INDEPENDÈNCIA
 
The Mercat de la Independència, designed by the municipal architects Antoni Pascual and Melcior Vinyals, was opened on 14 November 1908. It was an innovative building because it had an iron structure, the largest in the city, at a time when iron was generally used as a decorative element.
 
THE AYMERICH, AMAT I JOVER TEXTILE MILL, HOME TO THE mNACTEC
 
The Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover, a textile mill, is one of the best examples of industrial Modernista architecture in Catalonia. It was designed in 1906 by the architect Lluís Muncunill and it now houses the National Museum of Science and Industry of Catalonia (mNACTEC).
 

If you would like to know more about Modernista Terrassa, sign up for the guided tour organised by Terrassa Turisme on the fourth Saturday. The tour includes the Masia Freixa, the Casa Alegra de Sagrera and the mNACTEC.
 
 
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