Manresa

Province: Barcelona
Shire: Bages
Inhabitants: 76209
Extension: 41,6 Km2
Altitude: 238 m

Manresa is the capital of the region of Bages, also known as the heart of Catalunya by their geographical location. Today is one of the main communication centers, halfway Barcelona, ??Girona, Lleida, Andorra and France. Formerly, this location was basic and essential for growth.

In fact, Manresa was developed as major urban center since the Middle Ages, when the presence of the Arabs left an important mark despite having been conquered by Wilfred the Hairy and turned into the center of the County of Manresa. Gradually, this city had to expand its walls to make room for all the people that installed, and that has not ceased, almost, to the present. Thus lived the construction of the two most important religious centers are located in the city of Manresa Seu and Cova de Sant Ignasi. In the same way it has done with the industries that gave life to the city, from the nineteenth century, dedicated to the textile industry, an important exponent of the time and in the area.

Currently, Manresa live in cultural festivals such as the Festival of the Light (Festival of Light), which describes the legend of the arrival of a light or the Fira de l'Aixada when the city becomes average age, held the two in February. Or, Manresa Mediterranean Fair in November.

For the population is advisable to visit different areas of Manresa spread over different routes such as: the Medieval, the Baroque, the modernist or path ignasiana and among which we find the Old Bridge and the Pont Nou Chapel Sant Ignasi Malalt, abducts Chapel, the Convent of Santa Clara, the Casino, the Manresa District Museum or Museum of Science i the Tècnica, without neglecting the aforementioned Seu or Cova de Sant Ignasi.

This information and much more you will find it at the Nou Centre d'interpretació the Carrer del Balç, which is located on the premises of an old house and the tourist office of the city.

The Miracle of Light

The Miracle of Light is a tradition manresana legend that explains how a mysterious crossed Montserrat light from the windows of the old church of Carmen on February 21, 1345, bringing an end to excommunication hanging over the city conducted by the Bishop of Vic because of the passage of the Sèquia (ditch) of the lands of the bishopric Manresa. The ditch water channeled from Balsareny Llobregat to Manresa and its construction, it's over water scarcity the people suffering.

Where to sleep

Hotel Monegal

Sant Llorenç de Morunys (a 7.9 Km)

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Fundesplai, Cases de Colònies

(a 11.3 Km)

At Fundesplai, we manage 17 houses of colonies and hostels and 8…

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Les Tallades

Vilanova de Sau (a 11.9 Km)

The Casa Educa neighborhood is a renovated 14th-century manor house. Our facilities…

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Sellarés Rural

Sallent (a 14.7 Km)

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Masia Can Ollé de la Guàrdia

El Bruc (a 13.8 Km)

Can Ollé de la Guardia, a 15th-century country house in the middle…

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Les Corts de Biosca

Sant Mateu de Bages (a 18.5 Km)

Agrotourism equipped, comfortable and with splendid views one hour from Barcelona. Heating…

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Cal Gabarra

Viver i Serrateix (a 24.5 Km)

Rural houses with charm, tranquility and nature. An environment to live unique…

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Hotel Don Cándido i Restaurant Mun

Terrassa (a 24.7 Km)

Hotel of reference of the province of Barcelona. Renovated in 2017, coinciding…

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Where to eat

Restaurant Marisquer Can Ladis

Sant Fruitós de Bages (a 4.6 Km)

The commitment of an entire family since 1988 working for our customers,…

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Restaurant 4 Esquinas (Cal Tino)

El Pont de Vilomara i Rocafort (a 4.9 Km)

Ideal to enjoy the best of the cuisine, where quality, value and…

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Hotel Don Cándido i Restaurant Mun

Terrassa (a 24.7 Km)

Hotel of reference of the province of Barcelona. Renovated in 2017, coinciding…

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Restaurant El Bendito

Terrassa (a 23.9 Km)

In the Restaurante el Bendito you will find the best grilled suckling…

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Hostal de Pinós

Pinós (a 26.1 Km)

The Hostal de Pinos is located at the geographic center of Catalonia…

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Apart Hotel Restaurant Cal Marçal

Puig-reig (a 25.9 Km)

Small apart hotel located in the Lower Berguedà also has bar and…

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What to do

La Clau Room Escape

Manresa

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Barcelona és molt més

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Temps d'Spa

Sant Fruitós de Bages (a 4.6 Km)

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Kursaal

Manresa (a 4.5 Km)

Performing arts space Manresa, you can enjoy all tipus of shows.

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Ecorail del Cardener

Callús (a 6.9 Km)

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Món Sant Benet

Sant Fruitós de Bages (a 6.1 Km)

Món Sant Benet is a cultural, tourist and leisure project of great…

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Pessebre Vivent de Les Torres de Fals

Fonollosa (a 8.5 Km)

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Granja Natura (Centre d'Apropament a la Natura)

Navàs (a 18.2 Km)

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News

Three award-winning cheese factories that we can not miss Llobregat…

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Events

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