Affluent Sarrià was annexed into Barcelona in 1921. There is enough to see to warrant a half day trip out here from the city centre.
The Monastery of Pedralbes was founded in the 14th century to dedicate to the Virgin Mary. Named after the white stone from a nearby quarry, its location was close enough to the city but also far from it.
Renewed emphasis on the Catalan identity helped bring preservation and protection to the site. Restoration took place from the latter half of the 19th century.
Nearby, Sarrià Market was built in 1910 to serve a growing population in the village. The brick building has 7 pillars at the top and 22 large windows to keep the interiors bright.
Església Sant Vicenç de Sarrià
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