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Industrial tourism

Osona, associated with a conservative and rural image due to a historical stereotype, is nevertheless one of the most significant industrial heritage sites in Catalonia. A legacy in tems of buildings and machinery linked to the River Ter (together with the River Llobregat), became the main Catalan hydraulic source from the second half of the 19th century.

This great historical legacy is explained in an interpretation centre, the Industrial Museum of the River Ter in Manlleu, to which the Wood Tornery Museum in Vall del Ges must be added,which also contribute to the recovery, research and tourism diffusion of this valuable and disperse heritage. A stroll along the River Ter (GRPath GR 210)leads to the discovery of canals, river factories and textile colonies, etc.

Mapa del patrimoni industrial a Catalunya.

Borgonya is known as “the English” due to the British origin of its founders. Its architecture bears a resemblance to the urban style of northern Europe. The tour to the colony includes a visit to a worker’s home (except July and August), the factory bolier, the theater, the casino, the cradle house, the football field, the gardens, the canal and the dam. This great heritage estate allows us to travel to the industrial past of the colonies Ter.

– Duration: 2h
– No. max/min in group: 35 / 15 people
– Languages: Catalan, Spanish.
– Approximate price: 4,5€ per person

Visits organized by the Ter Museum on the third Sunday of each month.

More information: Museu del Ter – Pg. del Ter, 2 – 08560 Manlleu – Telephone 93 851 51 76 – –

It’s almost a 2km length course, and it’s full of history; the Industrial Canal Manlleu (1848). In addition to feeding 7 factories and 2 mills, Manlleu Channal was the meeting point of women from the working families, because that’s where they did the laundry. The existence of the channel made Manlleu the industrial capital of Osona, and it still feeds the Francis turbine of the Industrial Museum of Ter, functioning through an automated Alternator. On our way we will stop at several points to observe different aspects of the river: its meanders, dams, small isles, it’s flora and fauna.

– Duration: 1h 30
– Accessible activity:accessible to people with disabilities.
– No max/min per gorup: 35 / 15 people.
– Langages: Catalan, Spanish
– Approximate price: 2€ – 2,5€ per person

More information: Museu del Ter – Pg. del Ter, 2 – 08560 Manlleu – Telephone 93 851 51 76 – –

On this tour you will discover the history of an important industrial model village, finding out about the economic, political and social aspects that shaped its evolution, along with its relationship with the Catalan modernist artist Santiago Rusiñol. You’ll get to explore most of the facility: the gardens, Cau Faluga (the factory owner’s residence), the spinning factory, the turbine (seeing it in action), the manager’s apartment, the cooperative, the school, the canteen, the kitchen gardens and surviving elements of the long-gone church and workers’ dwellings.

Visits organized by the Ter Museum on the first Sunday of each month.

The turner route can be comfortably experienced on foot. We can adapt the hike to our needs and connect to an audio guide that will expand on the information in the information panels. The route will take us through the creations of a profession that is now disappearing. Many different sculptures placed in different parts of the town can only be seen and experienced by means of walking. It also allows us to see historical and unique buildings and to get to know the other trades that existed in Sant Pere. These trades were all very important and were the base of the economic structure. The route will take us through places of exceptional beauty, all while enjoying a walk rich in all its meanings.
More information: Town Hall of Sant Pere de Torelló -c. Verdaguer, 18 – 08572 Sant Pere de Torelló-Telephone 93 858 40 24 – –

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