The Asland cement factory, located in the area known as Clot del Moro in the town of Castellar de n'Hug, closed down more than 30 years ago. The remains you can still see today provide a spectacular example of one of the most amazing buildings from the time of Catalan industrialisation, set in unique natural surroundings. The factory has been turned into the Asland Cement Museum of Castellar de n'Hug featuring an interpretation centre and outdoor itinerary around the industrial ruins.
In 1901, Eusebi Güell and some other partners founded the cement company Companyia General d'Asfalts i Pórtland, SA (Asland) in Barcelona and construction of the cement plant began - an impressive Modernist building featuring Catalan vaults and forged iron structures which were designed, it would appear, by architect Rafael Guastavino.
It offers the opportunity to appreciate a dynamic centre that unveils the first industrial cement facility in Catalonia, part of the Catalan network of Science and Technical Museums (mNACTEC).
From 5 April to 20 June and from 8 September to 9 November
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11 am to 14.30 pm and from 16.30 pm to 19 pm.
From 21 June to 7 September
Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 14.30 pm and from 16.30 pm to 19 pm.
From 1 January to 4 April and from 10 November to 31 December.
Open by prior arrangement
*45 minutes before closing