The heritage of Malgrat de Mar
A town with a lot of history
Malgrat de Mar has a wide variety of spaces that will bring you to other periods of history while you discover the main monuments and buildings of the town’s heritage.
Malgrat de Mar has a very significant and active social and cultural life we are sure you will find, within this wide range of possibilities, an ideal complement to your stay. In addition, being a very flat town makes it easier to move around and visit the different highlights. The place that used to be the most difficult to reach was Castell Park on castle hill, but nowadays it is also easily accessible because it is connected to the center by an elevator.
MONUMENTS AND BUILDINGS OF MALGRAT’S HERITAGE
- The Church of Sant Nicolau. As you can see it today, it is from the 18th century although it has elements from previous centuries. With a neoclassic-style facade it was constructed in honor to Saint Nicholas.
- Peixateries Velles (‘Old fishmongers’). From the end of the XIX century, the fish was sold there and they were located next to the town hall. The stones where the fish were placed are still preserved.
- Town Hall. Art Nouveau building. It was inaugurated in August 1913. Its interior has been completely remodeled.
- Cultural Center. A space dedicated to the cinematographic projections, theater performances and conferences, among others. It also hosts exhibitions on the ground floor.
- Municipal Library La Cooperativa. Manor house built at the end of the 16th century to be the residence of the Clapers noble family. Later it fulfilled many functions: dressing statnion (18th century), base of Casino Malgratenc (19th century), worker-consumer cooperative (20th century). In 1998 it was completely renovated and nowadays houses the Municipal Library La Cooperativa.
- Ca l’Arnau. Art Nouveau style residence, built in 1914. It was remodeled and hosted the Municipal Music School for 10 years. It is currently hostes some departments of Malgrat de Mar Council.
- Old Hospital and Chapel. On 1441, Hug Descolomer donated his goods in order to build a hospital for the poor of Jesus Christ. The Hospital, currently, serves as a therapeutic center and the chapel is used to host cultural events.
- Can Campassol. Privileged green space that housed a colonial house where Zenobia Camprubí, whose husband was the Nobel Laureate Juan Ramón Jiménez, spent some summers of her childhood. Currently, it hosts a senior club and centre.
- The Pilona. From any of our beaches and looking south at the sea, there is a stone called La Pilona. It is the base an artificial platform that was used, in the beginning of the 20th century, as a point for loading iron material from Can Palomeres mines to ships. The iron was transported from the mountain using a system of waggons, cables and metal towers.
- Vídua de Can Sala Villa. Building of Art Nouveau style built in 1909, work of Esteve Rocafort i Carreras. Its ironwork on the undulating rails and its decoration with ceramics and other elements of the time stand out.