From the Vall daura to Santes Creus
The first known documentation that exists concerning this area dates back to 1150, when Guillem Ramon the Second of Montcada ceded these lands to the Cistercians of the Grand Selva, so that they could establish the Santa Maria de Valldaura Monastery, in honour of the Mother of God.
This monastery welcomed the first Cistercian community of Catalonia. A few years later this religious group founded and moved to the Santa Creus Monastery, while that one in Valldaura was completely emptied out and it was bequeathed to Casa de Barcelona.
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|The neighbours recommend
carrer del Canigó, 121
Phone 934 274 827
This modest establishment offers homemade dishes and it is highly recommended by everyone in the neighbourhood thanks to the charisma of the woman who is the cooker and the owner of this bar.
|Places of Interest
Phone 932 803 552
This is indeed the great lung of Barcelona with more than 8000 hectares open to the public. You can reach the park from the Valldaura metro stop. The Collserola park offers a lot of paths to walk, bike or even ride a horse.
DANIEL COMBONI AFRICAN MUSEUM
carrer de Feliu i Codina, 59
Phone 934 278 577
Founded by the combonian missioners (followers of Daniel Comboni), this museum aims at spreading the African culture and history. You can visit the museum without prior appointment only on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm.
PAVELLÓ DE LA REPÚBLICA
avinguda del Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer, 34-36
Phone 934 283 796
This building was erected on account of the Olympic Games of 1992. It is a replica of the pavilion of the Spanish Republic commissioned to the architects Josep Lluís Sert and Luis Lacasa, to represent Spain in the International Exhibition of Paris in 1937, at the height of the Spanish Civil War. Nowadays it is the headquarters of the Centre for International Studies, where exhibits, courses and seminars are held, and it boasts a well-stocked library as well as an archive related to the Civil War, the Franco Regime and the Transition period.
LA UNITAT PARK
carrer de Lloret de Mar, 91
This recently re-urbanized park is an important lung for this neighbourhood, where residential high rises share space with two-storey condominiums. Some of the activities of La Horta grand festivals take place in this park in September.
CENTRE CÍVIC MATAS I RAMIS
carrer de Feliu i Codina, 20
Phone 934 072 356
Located in a Modernist building in 1912, this a civic centre specialized in music themes… very interesting!
carrer de Feliu i Codina, 7
Phone 934 277 327
A very popular centre in La Horta district where different activities are offered: workshops, cinema for families, theatre shows, table tennis and many activities you could find out in the web page.