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Parc agrari de Sabadell
Ajuntament de Sabadell . Plaça de Sant Roc, 1, Sabadell, Catalunya
Phone: +93 745 31 82 - Fax: +93 745 31 93
Surface: 587 ha - Population: 220.000
Number of municipalities: 1
Parc agrari de Sabadell
Sabadell Agricultural Park forms a green horseshoe around the city of Sabadell’s urban soil. A journey round the area will show you the spaces devoted to cereal crops and the presence of trees scattered in the agricultural areas. The landscape is characteristic of El Vallès Occidental region, where the permanent waving of the land makes for views rarely enjoyed in metropolitan areas.
The management of this space pursues the basic aim of producing quality agriculture and making the project financially viable in accordance with environmental sustainability criteria. This space is characteristic of the development of periurban agriculture.
Natural heritage
Preserving the environmental quality of the landscape is one of the pillars of this park. It forms a key green lung which brings nature and the country closer to the urban area and where environment-related activities are carried out. The botanical wealth of the Mediterranean forests, with pines and holm oaks, is also worth noting. This space is key to the biological corridor between Sant Llorenç del Munt Natural Park (Xarxa de Parcs de la Diputació de Barcelona) and Collserola, both of which belong to the FEDENATUR network.
Historical heritage
The landscape of the agricultural park is the result of the interaction between human action and the natural environment. The historic, cultural, social and architectural heritage comprising the Agricultural Park territory focuses mostly around the farmhouses. The 17th century church Sant Julià d’Altura in Can Deu forest, with its rectangular layout and gothic elements, is particularly worth mentioning. The Can Deu manor house, built in the 17th century and currently housing a museum, as well as the 14th century Ca n’Ustrell and Ca n’Argelaguet manor houses, are also worth highlighting.
Main activities
In addition to the important dry farming work carried out in the park, native plant varieties such as the “mongeta del ganxet” bean are promoted in the irrigated part. In addition, bread cereals and vegetables are produced and organic crops are encouraged. Other activities carried out in the park include cattle raising and environmental education activities for school children.