Located only a few kilometers outside of Barcelona city centre, Sant Cugat is an area of history, gothic and medieval buildings and natural beauty. This is a reasonably affluent area that has recently seen an increase in it’s population thanks to its pedestrian areas and grand, green spaces. It is truly a very pleasant area. There are many small restaurants, like La Bolera, where you can taste the typical Catalan cuisine, or Casa Brava, which is more modern and exclusive.
The medium-sized population makes up a rural tranquility so you can avoid the masses. It is home to locals and families given the good quantity and quality of schools in the area.
Unique & Different
Sant Cugat del Vallés Monastery
Famous mainly for its impressive Romanesque cloister, the Monestir de Sant Cugat (Monastery of Sant Cugat), run by the Benedictine order, contains pre-Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance elements.
It was constructed between the 9th and 14th centuries, some elements made with stones from Montjuic, and is characterised by the sobriety of the Romanesque period in the lack of decoration and low light and the Gothic grandeur.
El Pino de Xandri
The scale of this natural monument is really impressive and an absolute spectacle. This 230 year old tree is found within the quiet park of Torre Negra, and away from cars and urbanisation – it really is a peaceful spot to relax and appreciate nature.This tree is 23m tall, really standing out from its surroundings. It is well appreciated by the locals for its symbolism of dedication to the preservation of nature.
Teatre Auditori Sant Cugat
This grand auditorium hosts many plays, musical productions and business events. Find out what’s on by visiting their website.
If this isn’t enough relaxation, Sant Cugat also offers two movie theaters and a large shopping mall.
The greatest advantage of Barcelona, apart from its many monuments and architectural masterpieces, is its closeness to Collserola Park – it can be reached within 30-40 minutes from Plaza Catalunya by train or car.The area was preserved as a national park in 1987. With its 85 square kilometres it is the biggest metropolitan park in the world. To help you visualise its size, the park is 22 times bigger than Central Park in New York. It is home to so much wildlife, plants and eco-systems. If you want to escape from the city, this is the place to come. There are many routes to follow, cycling alleys and points for bird watching.
Given the increasing affluence and peacefulness of Sant Cugat, many villas, castles and detached houses are available for purchase. There are a range of styles, some villas will be very modern and contemporary, whilst other follow a traditional route, or are indeed just very old and authentic
The town of Sant Cugat is well connected to the city centre: it has its own train station with a direct metro connection into Barcelona.
A Brief History
Despite the many archaeological artefacts found in this area from 2000 BC to 1500 BC, the origins of
the city can be narrowed down to the Roman fortress of Castrum Octavianum (4th century AD).
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