La rosa púrpura

Av. Carrilet

Miniature rails

This station commemorates the train of the line Llobregat-Anoia of the Ferrocarils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) known as “El Carrilet”, due to its old tight rails. It was buried here until the 80’s.
This line was used to carry minerals and textile products in XIX century and it was created from the union of three rails lines: Igualada-Martorell, Manresa-Berga, Barcelona-Martorell. In 1919 the Companyia General de Ferrocarils Catalans (CGFC) was created. It merged all the lines and it created a new one between Martorell and Manresa. This line was assumed from the Generalitat de Catalunya in 1978.


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La rosa púrpuraRestaurant LA ROSA PÚRPURA
carrer de les Roselles, 41
Phone 933 389 005
Hospitalet de Llobregat
Specialized in dishes of codfish and meat cooked on the stone. Lunch menu, at night open only on Friday and on Saturday. Reservation recommended.

La bodegueta del museuRestaurante LA BODEGUETA DEL MUSEU
passeig de la Campsa, 1
Cornellà de Llobregat
Phone 934 753 544
Original dishes served in the museum and large farm of Serra. It is a famous restaurant where you can be delighted by delicious sweets.

AvCarrilet salamandraSALAMANDRA (SALA 2)
Avinguda Carrilet, 301
Hospitalet de Llobregat
Phone 933 370 602
This is a very popular hall since it offers the best live concerts of the district Hospitalet. Visit the page to see the programme.

Places of interest

At the station exit, in plaça de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat you will find a monument dedicated to Rafael Casanova, conseller en cap of Barcelona and a leader of the civil Resistance of Barcelona during the War of Spanish Succession (1702-1714).
In the corner of Rambla Just Oliveras and carrer d’Enric Prat de la Riba there is the Casino del Centre, with a popular bar and a theatre where are still some exhibitions. Not so far from here, there are the Botiga Nova, a good example of Modernism designed by the arcquitect of the district of Raimon Puig i Gairalt , and the church of Santa Eulàlia de Mèrida, built in the same place of an old gothic church of XVII century, that was burned in 1932. In front of Santa Eulàlia de Mèrida there is the Ajuntament de l’Hospitalet (Municipality of Hospitalet) a building of 1984. In number 11 of this square, plaça de l’Ajuntament, there is the Ateneu Popular.
This metro station is also close to carrer de Xipreret, between Rambla Just Oliveras and Avinguda del carrilet. In this street, you find the family seat of 1595 Torre Blanca, well known as la Harmonia, a property of one the most important families of Hospitalet, los Oliveras, that was restored in 1972. Next to it, the fortified tower of Talaia, a watchtower of 1587 that was moved here in 1972.

CanfamadesCAN SERRA o CAN FAMADES (Masia Museu Serra)
passeig de la Campsa, 1
Cornellà de Llobregat
Phone 933 774 341
Old family seat restored in XVIII century where now there is a museum that hosts an important collection of pottery.

carrer de la Riera de l’Escorxador, s/n.
Cornellà de Llobregat
Phone 933 372 082
Old family seat of 1585 that now host public library.


avCarrilet BiblioCanSumarruCAN SUMARRO LIBRARY
carrer de la Riera de l’Escorxador, 2
Phone 933 372 082
A very complete library where beyond the book lending service, you can enjoy the exhibitions, meetings,movies and further more…


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