Construction in the mountain
There are two theories about the origin of the name Montbau. The most reliable maintains that this name comes from the Catalan word mont (mountain) and the German word bau (construction), playing with Bauhaus, the denomination of the German artistic movement. According to the other theory, this name derives from a deformation of Gombau, the name of a tower that stood in La Horta district during the Middle Ages.
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|The neighbours recommend
|Restaurant ELS MISTOS
carrer de Juan de Mena, 1-3
Phone 934 282 137
Delicious Galician specialities brought to Barcelona by the people of Galicia land. It’s always packed and all neighbours coincide in recommending it so there must be a reason for it…
Restaurant CAN TRAVI NOU
carrer de Jorge Manrique, s/nº
Phone 934 280 301
Rustic and homey restaurant located in a 17th century Catalan farm, a parenthesis in the midst of the noisy Barcelona.
|Places of Interest
passeig de la Vall d’Hebron, 196
phone 934 285 353
The tennis museum is located within the premises of the Catalan Tennis Federation. It includes a private collection of trophies and artwork and it is accounted as a reference point for the study of this sport. Free entrance..
avinguda del Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer, 30
Phone 932 564 118
This neoclassical palace is currently used to offer support and advice to any kind of civic association and organization.
PALAU MUNICIPAL D’ESPORTS
passeig de la Vall d’Hebrón, 166-176 (with carrer de la Granja Vella)
Phone 934 283 952
During the Olympic Games of 1992 this pavilion held the volleyball tournament. Next to it you will find the Centre Municipal de Tennis, which includes 18 clay courts.
GRANJA VELLA DE MARTÍ CODOLAR
avenida del Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer, 15
Phone 934 291 803
Farmers, monks, dealers and traders passed through this historical landmark of the 15th century, converting it in a summer residence. The first zoo of Barcelona was created in its beautiful gardens and it was finally sold becoming the today zoo of the city. This building is now a Salesian residence.
carrer de la Poesia, 6
These gardens include a skate ring and a basketball court, and thus offer a good excuse to go to do some open-air sport.
|MONTBAU – ALBERT PÉREZ BARÓ LIBRARY
carrer d’Àngel Marqués, 4-6
Phone 934 270 747
Located where the old school Enric Borràs was and recently renovated, this library was awarded with the Barcelona Medal of Honour for the wide cultural development.