Catalan way of life in Sant Cugat del Vallès
Medieval atmosphere not far from Barcelona
In Sant Cugat del Vallès you know "Some like it hot" and "Diamonds are a girl's best friend". Because with the Casa Museu Cal Gerrer, the city is home to the only museum in Europe dedicated to Marilyn Monroe. Around 90,000 inhabitants appreciate the city's advantages: more than 10 parks and gardens, a car-free city center and excellent transportation connections to the center of Barcelona. In recent years, Sant Cugat has become one of the most popular residential and economic areas in the Barcelona area.
For centuries the inhabitants of Sant Cugat lived as self-sufficient farmers, winegrowers and cattle breeders. Their city served as a center for trade, crafts and various trades. The most important attraction of the city is the monastery of the same name, the oldest parts of which date from the 12th century. It is considered one of the most important monasteries in Catalonia.