Manresa is the capital of the Bages region, in the province of Barcelona. It is located 65 km from the city of Barcelona, in the heart of Catalonia, marking the boundary between an industrial environment to the south and a rural environment to the north.
Manresa is an industrial area with textile, spinning, chemical and machinery industries. In recent decades, it has replaced industry with commerce. It is a city with an interesting medieval quarter, with its bridges over the Cardener River and its Gothic-style church (called “Seu” in Catalan). In addition, we can also find Baroque-style churches as well as interesting modernist buildings.
It is located right near the spot where the Llobregat and Cardener rivers converge, just 5 km away. Its location has made it an important communications hub, especially thanks to the C-16 highway and the C-25 highway, between the mountains and the sea, between the inland valleys of Urgell and Segarra, and the eastern regions of the country. It has always played a very prominent role throughout history in the organisation of central Catalonia.
Enjoy an unusual perspective of Central Catalonia from a hot air balloon with incredible views of the Pyrenees to the north, Montseny to the east, the omnipresent mountain of Montserrat to the south and Pla de Bages at your feet.