Drop everything and follow me!
The neighborhood of Sant Andreu de Palomar derives its name from the old church consecrated to the Apostle. Andrew, Peter’s brother and, like himself, born at Bethsaida, was the first apostle to recognize Jesus and to quit being a fisherman to follow him and to preach His doctrine, as mentioned in the Bible. This saint preached in Asia Minor and in Greece until, in the year 63, under the reign of Nero, he was taken prisoner and condemned to die on a cross in the shape of a blade. The toponym of Palomar, on the other hand, could indicate that this was an area abundant in turtledoves or wild pigeons. However, it seems that this land was also very favorable for farming and agriculture, activities which lasted till the industrial era, when the countryside gave way to factories.
Sant Andreu de Palomar was an independent town until April 20, 1897 when it signed the Aggregation Decree to Barcelona, subsequently being annexed to the metropolis.
|The neighbors recommend|
|Restaurant-tavern CAN ROCA
carrer Gran de Sant Andreu, 209
Phone 933 465 701
There is an exceptional menu in this old-fashion and lively bar. It’s one of those bars where the owner recites the menu out loud to his customers.
OCEAN PACIFIC WOK
|Places of interest|
|MUSEUM OF LA MAQUINISTA TERRESTRE I MARÍTIMA
carrer de Ferran Junoy, 10
(dentro del parque de la Maquinista)
Phone 933 075 700
As a tribute to this machinery factory, that was founded in 1855, has been opened this museum, which is only open on Saturdays from 17 to 22h.
PARROQUIA DE SANT ANDREU DEL PALOMAR
FÁBRICA PARA LA CREACIÓN FABRA I COATS
|LIBRARY IGNASI IGLÉSIAS (CAN FABRA)
carrer del Segre 24-32
Phone 933 600 550
Located within the premises of the old manufacturing factory of Frabra i Coats. In 2006, some old-time workers of this well-known factory got together to create the Association of Friends of Fabra i Coats, with the objective of keeping alive the historic memory of this textile mill, founded in nineteenth century by Fabra i Puig, a figure that takes us to the next stop.