Jardins Artigas is a garden designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1903, it shows us how architecture mixes with the elements of nature in perfect harmony. A beautiful corner of the region where fountains, benches, railings and bridges crossed by the Llobregat river and surrounded by lush vegetation will accompany you as you stroll.
The history of the gardens is linked to the first Portland cement factory known as Asland, created in the early 20th century by Eusebi Güell Bacigalupi, in Clot del Moro of Castellar de N'hug, where nowadays there is the Cement Museum. Mr. Güell commissioned the architect Antoni Gaudí, the projection of the Xalet del Catllaràs as a dwelling for the workers and engineers of the mines.
During his stay in Lillet Valley Gaudí stayed at the Mr. Artigas house, owner of one of the most prosperous factories at that time. In gratitude for his hospitality, Gaudí gave Artigas family the design of a garden on a plot that they had right in front of the house and textile factory.
The Gardens and the Cement Museum are currently connected by the Cement Train that runs through the Lillet Valley, which takes about 20 minutes, and is made by a diesel locomotive with a maximum of 4 cars that can seat 25 passengers each.