Central Catalonia covers a very heterogeneous area in the province of Barcelona. The diversity of the regions that form this central area gives a wide range of items of interest, both in its natural (parks of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac, del Montseny, de Montserrat) as the history and monuments of the city network.
The principal samples of the architectural heritage of the area can be found in the vast network of medium and large cities that form Central Catalonia. Romanesque churches and monasteries in Valles Occidental, the Gothic Basilica of Manresa, the castle of Cardona, the porch square of Vic surrounded by Renaissance buildings and, of course, the Montserrat Abbey a religious and national symbol of Catalonia.
Since the mid-nineteenth century, the Industrial Revolution left its mark on many regions of Central Catalonia in the form of a wonderful industrial heritage.
The Central Catalonia region has 46 points of geological and mining duly catalogued and classified. It also has areas of high geological and tourist interest as the prehistoric caves of el Toll de Moià, the Coves of Salnitre de Collbató or Masachs Valenti Geology Museum in Manresa. All this without forgetting the mining of potash in the area between Cardona, Súria, Sallent and Balsareny and has become the most important site in Europe. The list is long and interesting.
All this geological, mining and heritage value is gaining visibility and great scientific potential and tourism through the creation of the Geological and Mining Park Central Catalonia.
The region is very well known because of its rural and spa establishments that develop the fabulous typical gastronomy of the area. A wide net of traditional Catalan restaurants make of this area a gastronomic special pole too.