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The main peculiarity of the lands of the Baix Berguedà, which it its own identity, is the set of textile colonies - which began to be built during the second half of the 19th century - that we can find near the Llobregat river.

 

A unique concentration of industrial colonies - with common elements and unique elements that make them unmatched - where thousands of people have lived and worked, and which currently makes up a heritage which reminds one of the essential chapters of the industrialization process in Catalonia.

 

In each of the colonies there were two very different spaces. The first was the industrial space, where there were the factory and the elements (the dam, the channel and the turbine) that allowed to transform the river water into energy that made the machinery move.

 

Next to the factory, or farther, lived the working families of the colony. In this space, in addition to the workers' housing, the owners also built all kinds of services and equipment for the workers to use: bread oven, butcher shop, fish shop, shop, laundry room, school, residence for working girls. , church, cafe, theater, sports area, etc. Presiding over the colony as a whole, the master's tower stood out, often at a high point.

Guided tours of the colonies

The colonies one by one

OFICINA DE TURISME DEL BERGUEDÀ

Carretera C16 Km 96

 08600-Berga. Phone (+34) 654 125 696

Monday/Friday 9 to 14h.

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10 to 16h.

E-mail: turisme@elbergueda.cat

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