A home for orphans and the elderly
This station receives its name from the architectural complex popularly known as Llars Mundet (Mundet Houses), a construction located in the southwestern side of Collserola Sierra, which was created to offer social and welfare services. A businessman from the Ampurdan region, Artur Mundet i Carbó, who had settled in Mexico and who made his fortune in the agribusiness sector, made a donation to Barcelona’s Provincial Council 1945, with the condition that a residential complex for kids, orphans and the elderly would be built. Nowadays the premises house is a campus of Barcelona University, of various cultural and public centres of the Barcelona Council as well as a sports complex.
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|Places of interest
LABERINT D’HORTA (HORTA MAZE)
passeig dels Castanyers, 1
(Located in the Laberint park, higher than the gardens Marià Cañardo i Lacasta)
In this neoclassical garden dating back to the 18th century, you can find the maze that gives name to the park. Not only is it the oldest garden in the city, but it might be one of the most singular in Barcelona. You will need to pay less than 3€, but its beauty and peace are really worth the money. Wednesdays and Sundays, free entrance.
MUSEUM OF CARRUATGES DEL FOMENT
plaça de Josep Pallach, 8
Phone 934 275 813
If you are curious about getting to know which means of transport the Barcelona’s people used to move with, don’t miss the opportunity to see the collection of this museum: horses’ carriages and some others of the 19th and 20th century, very well preserved and used also for work as well as a mean of transport. It is open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 13.00p.m. for visits by appointment. Free entrance.
PALAUET DE LES HEURES
passeig de la Vall d’Hebrón, 171
Phone 935 677 400
This building inspired by the style of twentieth century was originally the residence of an indiano*. During the civil war it served as residence for President’s Companies. Nowadays it is used for continuing education and postgraduate studies of Barcelona University. You can’t miss a visit to its gardens of geometrical composition, where one can admire various sculptures by Josep Campeny.
*An emigrant or a descendant of an emigrant who returned to Spain after having made their fortune in the Americas.
VELÒDROM D’HORTA (CYCLE TRACK)
passeig de la Vall d’Hebrón, 185-201
Phone 934 279 142
Inaugurated for the Track Cycling World Championships of 1984 in Barcelona, it was also one of the sites for cycling during the Olympic Games in 1992. This equipment, a work by Esteve Bonell and Francesc Rius, collected the FAD award (given by the city of Barcelona to outdoor buildings) in 1984. The track has a capacity of almost 4000 spectators and it has different sports facilities.
CASAL DE BARRI VALL D’HEBRÓN
Av. Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer, 45
Phone 934 289 848
A place where private and association initiatives –workshops, shows for children, etc.– are taken into account…