Altitude: 461 m (Pl. Fra Bernadí)
Source INE. Official Census survey in 1.01.2010
Large rounded stones, borne and sculpted by the river, are found in many of the town’s buildings (and in the bell tower itself, a lookout post that rises majestically from the hill on which the Upper Town stands). It was also the water of the Ter, tamed by its channelling through the Industrial Canal, that made possible the first modern industrialisation in the comarca in the mid-19th century.
Today, we can still see the group of factories, many of them originally powered by water, that line the 4 km of river frontage the town possesses. Standing amongst these is el Cau Faluga , the former residence of the Rusiñol family .
In the town itself, of particular note are the monumental noucentista square, the Plaça de Fra Bernadí, housing the Head Office of the Caixa de Manlleu savings bank, Can Puget , together with other educational centres, theatres, organisations and cooperatives, and a whole string of workers houses and the grand residences of the factory owners, all of which make up a magnificent example of living history.
Places of interest
Industrial Museum of the Ter
Within its collection, the MIT has gathered machines, objects and documents that explain the riverside industrialization process. The MIT’s heritage is reinforced by two turbines that still working today.
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