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Catalunya en Miniatura

Catalunya en Miniatura is a mini park established in 1983 in Torrelless de Llobregat. It is considered to be one of the largest miniature parks in the world because of its 60,000 square meters and 35,000of them devoted to the scale models. It displays over 150 models of palaces, churches, bridges, from Catalonia and Mallorca and it includes all the work by the architect Antoni Gaudi.

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History

The first concept of creating this park came from Hans (Johannes A.) who had also been previously involved in designing and constructing a mini- Europe in Brussels and a Minimundus in Austria.

In June 1985 Nicolau Casaus, Vice President of FC Barcelona, laid in place the first stone of camp Nou and Mini Estadi scale models.

The scale models of Sagrada Familia church required 13.000 work from six different people, Dali Theater and museum took over 500 hours from two different people, the Montserrat Mountain took over 5,000 hours of work from three different people.

If you haven’t got much time to explore more of the region of Catalonia during your stay in Barcelona then a visit to Catalunya en Miniatura is the perfect solution! You’ll be able to see all the famous sites of the region including Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou, Figueres-Dalí Museum and Montserrat all within the space of a day. It can be a fun and entertaining day out for all the family with many different activities to enjoy.

There are in total more than 150 models of iconic monuments occupying the park, but that’s not all there is to see. There is also an amphitheatre, picnic area, children’s play area and a small train which can give you a tour of the site in 10 minutes (€2 adult, €1.50 child).

There is also an adventure circuit, Bosc Animat, with a ropes course and 4 different circuits with varying degrees of difficulty but all with the maximum amount of fun.

You can get here By Car It takes approximately half an hour to reach the park from Barcelona. Take the A2, exit 602 and follow signs to Torrellas de Llobregat, the park is located shortly after the sign for Torrellas de Llobregat.

You can also take the number 62 bus from Barcelona at C/Riera Blanca – Trav. de les Corts and continue on to the park. It takes approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes by public transport. It is now possible to purchase a ticket for the park which also covers costs for public transport (return FGC to Sant Vicenç dels Horts and return bus journey) and entrance to the park for € 16 adult and € 12 child.

The park is open every day 10.00 – 18.00. In the summer months it is open for longer until 20.00.During winter it is only open on weekends, however, it is best to check the official website for exact opening times throughout the year.

 


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xavi

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