Where we are
Casa de la Vila, with Pau Casals’ Square, from where is seen the front of the mural of Joan Brossa.
Centre d'Estudis per la Democràcia Jordi Solé Tura
Plaça Major, 1 (Casa de la Vila) - Mollet del Vallès
Contact phone: 93 571 95 00
Mollet del Vallès is on the central part of the plain of the Vallès, between the Besós river and the coastal mountain range, the rural park of Gallecs and other towns of the Vallès.
Mollet del Vallès is an urban and agricultural town, where you can find a contrast between the modern city and the traditional and innovative crops in Gallecs.
The little rural village from the end of tenth century called Moledo, is now a city of 52.000 inhabitants, and it is very well positioned. The ancient houses that still remain, that are integrated into the current urban pattern, evidence the farming tradition of the town. During the second middle of the nineteenth century, when the railway was installed, Mollet del Vallès was industrialized and some emblematic companies especialized in textile and leather settled down. This meant a big growth of the city in the 60’s and 70’s.
The town planning promoted by the democratic councils transformed the city, until it was a dynamic and emerging city of the metropolitan area. It is a city of services, where you can either live in or live it. And it is also the capital city of its natural area: Baix Vallès.
While walking through the streets of Mollet del Vallès, we can find art and architecture: the Romanesque and Gothic belfry of Sant Vicenç church; the modernist fountain of Domènec Sugranyes in the square of Prat de la Riba; the Abelló Museum that is where the paintings of the artist from Mollet del Vallès Joan Abelló lay; a sunset in the parc dels Colors, which is a posthumous work of the architect Enric Miralles; and in the park of Can Mulà, in the middle of the city, there is the imposing menhir of Mollet del Vallès, an enormous five metres block of stone sculpted 5000 years ago.
Mollet del Vallès has a big rural area: Gallecs. This is an area preserved from the sometimes uncontrolled growth of the cities. Around the Romanesque church of Santa Maria there are farmhouses, forests of holm oaks and oaks, different animal species and a wide area dedicated to organic framing. Some of the traditional species of cereals have been recuperated, that offer a high quality.
Mollet del Vallès is a modern city, in a millennial countryside, that within its strategic plan foresees that in the next fifteen years the natural area of Baix Vallès will be a meeting point of entrepreneurs and skilled professionals; of families that will build their life project with all the opportunities that they will fing through training, education, housing, work-in, efficient public services and a city with a personal landscape and caring with the environment and sustainability.
Autumn landscape in Gallecs, with the Romanesque church of Santa Maria de Gallecs.