El Masnou, in the Maresme region, is a peaceful, pretty and picturesque town located between Montgat and Premià de Mar.
El Masnou is a fairly young town that was born from different fishing communities and farmhouses that the inhabitants of Alella and Teià built near the sea and did not become independent until 1825.
Over the years, El Masnou became, like other Maresmes villages, a summer resort for the Catalan high bourgeoisie, who left their mark on the various towers built during the 19th and 20th centuries in neoclassical, modernist and noucentista style throughout the town center.
El Masnou: A town with all services and well connected.
17 kilometers north of Barcelona, located between sea and mountains, El Masnou is an ideal town to establish your permanent residence.
It offers a wide variety of services, good connections and a consolidated local industry among other advantages. El Masnou is connected by train (with 2 stations: El Masnou and Ocata), bus and road to other cities in the area in less than 25 minutes or to El Prat airport and Sants station in less than 1 hour.
In addition, you can enjoy a mild climate all year round and its beaches for more months than in other areas of Spain.
On the other hand, for the education of your children, you have a wide range of public schools, charter schools and prestigious private schools in different towns in the area.
If you are looking for a luxurious house with garden and swimming pool or you prefer a development of modern, spacious apartments in low-rise buildings with sea views, El Masnou is a very good option.
El Masnou, “Terra de mar” as defined by its Town Hall, is a municipality with more than 23,000 inhabitants (2021) and its economy is centered on the service sector (66.2%).
Although there are still three large industries in the municipality: the pharmaceutical company Alcon Cusí, the glass manufacturer Ramón Clemente and the textile company Dogi (the latter recently closed), most of the active population works outside the municipality.
What to do in El Masnou
El Masnou offers a wide range of ideas for you to visit throughout the year, although summer is the time that receives more visitors for its long and well-preserved beaches, among which highlights the Ocata beach.
Its port, its beaches and the gastronomic offer, mostly concentrated in front of the sea, work as a magnet for tourism, basically for one day, since the municipality has only one hotel, the Torino.
The port of Masnou is currently, in addition to an important accommodation of pleasure boats, an important point of nightlife, which attracts people from all over the Maresme, for its range of leisure and restoration.
It has the Club Nàutic el Masnou, one of the main clubs in Catalonia and Spain in terms of competitions and medals.
What to see in El Masnou
In recent years, the Ajuntament del Masnou is carrying out a project to recover the local heritage and promote tourism through its architecture.
El Masnou has several emblematic buildings such as the Finca Bellresguard or Casa del Marqués, built as a summer house in 1902, the 16th century Masía Can Malet, the naval textile factory Can Xala, ), the Casino, a modernist building from 1903, the Casa Benèfica or the Casa de Cultura, and different old farmhouses, such as Cal Teixidor (from the 17th century) or Ca l’Antic (from the 16th century). ) and many others scattered throughout the town.
It is very interesting the Nautical Museum, which contains an important nautical, archaeological and ceramic collection. Also, you can visit the church of Sant Pere, from the 18th century, with its classicist facade, which dominates the staggered and quiet streets of the village, where a good number of popular houses of the last century are preserved.
Its main sight is celebrated on June 29, the day of Sant Pere. During the month of July are celebrated: the festival of short films Fastcurt, the international circus festival Ple de Riure.
The meeting of the Sardana is held in April, although every month there is a dance with live cobla. Also noteworthy are the celebrations of the Fira de Santa Llúcia, the Sant Silvestre race (the oldest in Catalonia and the first in Spain to introduce a race for women only).
An ideal town to live all year round near the sea.
As you can see El Masnou, despite its short history, offers you an ideal place to live if you like tranquility and the sea.
The town offers a complete range of services and a wide range of leisure and restaurants. In addition, it is very well connected with Barcelona or Mataró to carry out all kinds of formalities.
And like most towns in the Maresme, it allows you to enjoy its magnificent beaches, but also other activities such as golf, horse riding, hiking … in different towns in the region.
If you want to live in El Masnou, in Hjapon, luxury real estate in Barcelona and Maresme, we have a great selection of luxury homes, both in the village and in the neighboring urbanizations, where you and your family can enjoy a great quality of life enjoying a good climate, wonderful beaches and all the nature offered by the Serralada Litoral.
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