El Masnou

Posted by marmara on April 30, 2013

El Masnou is a municipality in the costa del Maresme, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). It is located 17 km northeast of Barcelona, between the municipalities of Montgat and Premia de Mar. Masnou belonged, formerly, San Felix de Alella and San Martin de Teya, neighbouring villages relatively away from sea to protect themselves from attacks by pirates. Its population lived from agriculture and fisheries and fishing communities were established in the beach. It had own shipyards where they built tall ships and fishing boats. El Masnou was summer resort for the Catalan bourgeoisie that left its mark in several villas and towers built during the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, agriculture has almost completely disappeared.

It was formerly dedicated to the cultivation of fruits, vegetables and vegetables. Currently, his main and almost sole crop is the flower, especially Carnation which is exported to Europe. The industry is more important. Dominated the textile sector (knitwear), headed by the English company. There are also industries dedicated to construction, ceramics, glass (Ramon Clemente) and pharmaceuticals (Alcon-Cusi). Festivities of Sant Pere (Saint Peter): 29 June. Fiesta Mayor de la Villa.

During a week are organized activities citizens, neighborhood meals, concerts, dances, both outdoors and in different venues. La verbena de Sant Pere closes with a castle of fireworks on the beach. Riure PLE: annually on the third week of July is held in a circus tent installed on the beach in front of the City Hall international theatre festival comic Ple Riure, which held its 12th Edition in 2008. He attended artists and comic troupes from around the world to present their latest creations. Although the shows held in the tent are extra, there are public and free performances scattered throughout the town, and musical performances on the beach next to the tent. The festival grew out of an initiative of the Group comedian The Chapertons, which since then is responsible for your organization. Buildings of historical interest Casa de la Vila, in the neoclassical style of the architect Miquel Garriga i Roca Museu Cusi pharmacy House charity, of modernist style house of the Marquis of Masnou, neoclassical style Casino, modernist building with eclectic elements. House of culture, also of modernist style CEIP Ocata, interesting adaptation of the modernist style to use public facilities. Museu Municipal of the Nautica el Masnou. It is located in the current building Centre.

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