Tren del Ciment La Pobla de Lillet
The Cement Train is a line that historically linked the old Asland de Castellar de n'Hug cement factory with Guardiola de Berguedà, from where the narrow-gauge railway line left for Berga and Manresa.
With more than 100 years of history, this old train travels, with its diesel locomotive, 3.5 kilometers in a journey that lasts approximately 20 minutes. It has four cars with capacity for 25 travelers each.
The Tren del Ciment has a new car park with 75 spaces for vehicles and two bus spaces located at La Pobla de Lillet station where users can access directly without having to cross the B-402 road, where the old space existed of parking.
Stops with tourist attractions
The Cement Train stops at 4 stations: La Puebla de Lillet, La Puebla Centro, Jardines Artigas and the Cement Museum - Castellar de n'Hug. In each of them, travelers can stop to discover new tourist attractions.
The tour begins in La Pobla de Lillet, where you can visit the exhibition: "Secondary, industrial and tourist railways in the Llobregat valley", to see the most representative elements of the railway era and the mining and industrial trains of the valley.
The second stop is at the Pobla Centre, where there are different attractions to visit, such as the Pont Vell, the oldest bridge that crosses the Llobregat River, the old town, the Church of Santa María del Lillet, the Romanesque Monastery of Santa María del Lillet built in the 9th century, the Lillet castle, the Sant Miquel roundabout and the Sierra de Catllaràs, where the Sanctuary of Falgars is located.
The third stop of the Cement Train is at the Artigas Gardens, designed by Antoni Gaudí at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a naturalist work, in which vegetation, water and stones are the clear protagonists. The work was a symbol of gratitude from the architect to the Artigas family, who lodged him in their house while he worked on the construction of the Chalet del Catllaràs, as housing for the workers and engineers of the mines that extracted coal for the cement factory in Asland.
The last stop of the train is the Cement Museum, which was formerly the Asland cement factory located in the Clot del Moro area, in the municipality of Castellar de n'Hug. The building is modernist, with Catalan vaults and wrought iron structures.
The trip with the Cement Train is in a unique place where you can enjoy many activities.