Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia (MCTC). Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover.
Terrassa, a city in the Vallès Occidental region located 25 km from Barcelona was once an industrial population linked to the textile industry. One of the factories from that time, christened with the name of Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover has been converted into a museum worth discovering. The most surprising aspect of this industrial space is its architectural harmony. It is one of the most remarkable examples of modernist industrial architecture. Designed by Lluís Moncunill, the space occupies 10,000 m2, with a roof of Catalan vaults that rest on iron columns, which allows ample light to enter.
Transformed into a museum, visitors can take a trip to the world of transportation, different sources of energy, the chemical industry, the world of experimental physics and the scientific revolution. In the basement of the premises you can still see the coal cellar and the steam machine that operated all the mechanisms of this industrial complex. A very fresh and utterly educational museum.
Address: Rambla d’Egara, 270. Terrassa.
Phone: 937 368 966.
Youths from 7-18 years old, € 2.50.
Monday-Friday, from 9:00 to 19:00
Opening Hours: Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, from 10:00 to 14:30.
Closed on non-holiday Mondays.
Directions: By car take the C-58 motorway (Terrassa exit). By train take the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat, departures every 20 minutes from Plaça de Catalunya or from Plaça d’Espanya.
Sites: www.fgc.cat and www.mnactec.cat