Perfect harmony between nature and architecture
Jardins Artigas were designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1905. These gardens show us how architecture mixes with the elements of nature in perfect harmony. A beautiful corner of the region, where the fountains, banks, railings and bridges crossed by the Llobregat, and surrounded by leafy vegetation accompany you as you walk.
The history of the gardens is related to the first Portland cement factory known as Asland, created at the beginning of the 20th century by Eusebi Güell Catalunya, in Clot del Moro de Castellar de N'hug, where we can find the Museu del Cement. Mr. Güell commissioned the architect Antoni Gaudí, the projection of the Xalet del Catllaràs as a home for mine workers and engineers.
During his stay in the Vall de Lillet, Gaudí stayed at the house of the Srs. Artigas, owners of one of the most prosperous factories of the time, and in gratitude for their hospitality, Gaudí gave them the design of a garden in a land that the family had right in front of their home and textile factory.
At the moment the Gardens and the Cement Museum are connected thanks to the Tren del ciment (Cement Train) that passes through the valley of Lillet, the journey lasts approximately 20 minutes and it carries out a diesel locomotive with a maximum of 4 cars that can accommodate 25 passengers each.
Opening of the Aslant cement factory
Tren del ciment route
3,5km, 4 stops and 20 minutes