El Masnou (pronounced [əl məzˈnɔw]; Catalan for "the new farmhouse") is a municipality in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the coast between Montgat and Premià de Mar, to the north-east of the city of Barcelona, in the comarca (county) of el Maresme. The town is both a tourist centre and a dormitory town in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.

El Masnou
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El Masnou is located in Province of Barcelona
El Masnou
El Masnou
Location in Catalonia
El Masnou is located in Spain
El Masnou
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El Masnou (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°28′55″N 2°19′5″E / 41.48194°N 2.31806°E / 41.48194; 2.31806Coordinates: 41°28′55″N 2°19′5″E / 41.48194°N 2.31806°E / 41.48194; 2.31806
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaMaresme
Government
 • MayorJaume Oliveras Maistany (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total23,340
 • Density6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Masnoví, masnovina
Websiteelmasnou.cat

The main N-II road and a RENFE railway line run through the town, while a local road links it with the A-19 autopista at Alella.

The town center has buildings in a wide range of styles: neoclassical, modernista, noucentista and simply eclectic. The municipal museum has collections of archeology and of Catalan ceramics, and there is also a private museum of pharmacy and medicine. A Roman village called Cal Ros de les Cabres was one of the first settlements located on the site of the current town.

The agriculture of El Masnou is mainly of flowers, especially carnations, and the industry has a predominance of textile, with several industries about ceramics, glass and pharmaceutical products.

Famous Catalan Cellist Pablo Casals lived in El Masnou, and current basketball star Ricky Rubio is a native. Also, Bruno, a professional footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion, was born in El Masnou.

Other famous people who were born in El Masnou are:

DemographyEdit

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
3396 4604 5098 10,410 15,169 21,935


Historical and interesting buildingsEdit


  • "Casa de la Vila". Neoclassical style of the architect "Miquel Garriga i Roca".[4]
  • "El Museu Cusí de Farmàcia". Museum of Pharmacy which is the exponent of the historical and museological vocation of a pharmacist, Joaquim Cusí and Furtunet.[5]
  • "Casa del Marquès del Masnou". This building belonged to Romà Fabra i Puig, who received the title of Marquis of El Masnou in 1922.[6]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament del Masnou". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: El Masnou". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Casa de la Vila". Translated from Catalan. 8 February 2017.
  5. ^ "El Museu Cusí de Farmàcia". Translated from Catalan.
  6. ^ "Casa del Marquès del Masnou". Translated from Catalan.
  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona: Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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