Connect with the industrial Barcelona, the same that made the flaming and modern city of today flourish. Learn about the past of the old factories and discover the operation of one of the pioneering factories in terms of modernization throughout Spain, the Damm factory. Stroll through the neighborhood of Poblenou, take a trip back in time and get to know first hand the most industrial and working past of the city. Inspect the most representative building of industrial modernism located at the feet of Montjuïc, the Casaramona factory of the great Puig i Cadafalch.
Barcelona is currently one of the most visited cities in Spain and worldwide, being only behind cities such as Paris or New York. This is not understood without first knowing the past and the evolution of the city. The continuous progress - in all aspects - of the city was due to the high level of industrialization, especially during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Currently, Barcelona is also very powerful at the industrial level, however, almost all the factories are located outside the same city, although there are still very interesting old remains (factories, chimneys, centers, athenaeums ...) in the interior that have been, either abandoned or rehabilitated to take other functions.
Our professional guide will pick you up at your hotel with a private vehicle and take you to the three destinations designated for this route, where you will know the past and present of the industry in Barcelona.
Firstly, you will go to the factory of Estrella Damm currently located in the Prat de Llobregat, where you will get to know all the secrets of the Mediterranean beer. There you will discover and know the history, the anecdotes of the brand as well as the brewing process, which follows the original recipe of the creator August K. Damm of 1876. In turn, you will visit the cooking rooms, the fermentation tanks and the packaging plant, among others. In addition, you can enjoy the authentic Mediterranean flavor with a tasting of Estrella Damm and other beers from the same family (Voll Damm, Inèdit Damm and Bock Damm).
The next destination is the well-known neighborhood of Poblenou, in the district of Sant Martí. You can walk through its streets and meet the industrial past of the city with examples of industrial architecture of great interest such as Can Felipa, Can Saladrigas or Ca l'Aranyó. On the other hand, you can stroll along the pleasant Rambla del Poblenou (which has nothing to envy the other great walks and avenues of Barcelona), which is a good example of elegant buildings with nice terraces where you can sit, drink or snack anything and enjoy the essence of this magnificent neighborhood.
Then, our guide will take you to one of the best preserved factories that, at present, is the headquarters of CaixaForum in Barcelona called Fábrica Casaramona, located at the foot of Montjuïc. This building was built by the renowned modernist architect Joan Puig i Cadafalch by order of Casimir Casaramona, a cotton industrialist who needed a new factory in the city. Once there, you will have a guided tour for your group throughout the site to learn the secrets that the building hides and its spectacular transformation. You will be able to walk the interior of the building, climb its terraces and know its history.