Sabadell Sights and Landmarks Guide, Spain
The city of Sabadell is known for its economic and industrial accomplishments. However, this is not the only thing worth noting when speaking of the city. What is interesting regarding Sabadell is its ability to preserve the many historical buildings constructed since the early settlements up to the 20th century. The city offers tourists with many edifices to visit in its list of Sabadell Sights.
Sabadell Sights – Places of Worship
Sabadell city has a number of notable churches that are both sacred and striking. These religious buildings have witnessed the centuries old history of the city.
Church of Sant Pau de Riusec. The very first vestiges of this church date back to the 1st century BC and the building is very similar to Roman villa constructions. The building was constantly mentioned since 984 AD but it was only in 1033 that it was referred to as a church. It underwent many expansions from the 12th to the 18th century.
Church of Sant Julia d’Altura. This church remained as a rural parish of Terrassa up until 1904 when it was handed to Sabadell. The church’s environment adds to the very rustic appeal of the sacred building. Its complex includes the church, the present church house and the cemetery wall.
Sabadell Sights – Farmhouses
Farmhouses are part of Sabadell’s legacy and attractions. Included in this list are the most notable farmhouses found in the city.
Arnau Castle. Possibly built in the 13th and 14th centuries, this farmhouse is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. The castle is also known as the Berardo Tower. This is due to the most exceptional facet of the farmhouse; the square guard tower soaring at a height of 17 meters.
Can Deu Farmhouse. Its beginnings are unidentified. However, the farmhouse’s initial records date back to the start of the 17th century. The Can Deu Farmhouse was obtained in 1964 by the Caixa d’Estavlis de Sabadell. At present, it is the home of the Museum of Agricultural Implements.
Sabadell Sights – Modern Age Landmarks
The Modern Age of Sabadell is pieced together by the existing landmarks built during that time. From these Sabadell Sights, the style and architectural approach of that time are evident.
The Duran House. Constructed from 1578 to 1606, the house has a manor style. Feliu Duran initiated the building of this house along with a private chapel which is worth observing. The said chapel was built with Renaissance influence. The ornaments found in the house are both practical and picturesque.
Bell Tower of Sant Felix. This tower was built in the 18th century next to a 15th century church. The tower’s style is Baroque and its interior has an octagonal shape base with four parts. The three parts are made of stone and the other is made of fire-earth brick. The tower has a belfry, clock room, a room terrace, and a comunidor – a place where people pray for storm protection.
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