38. Manufacturing Barcelona; Sant Andreu and Fabra i Coats (Under construction)
The present-day Sant Andreu district is an outstanding example for explaining work in a Catalonia historically powered by economic development on the Barcelona plain.
In this room visitors can explore from the standpoint of work the manufacturing tradition of Sant Andreu and how the textile sector was the driving force behind the first industrialisation. They can also learn about Fabra i Coats, the flagship company of industrialisation, and its features and working conditions. Plus they will get a glimpse of what setting up large factories in the new emerging metalworking and chemical industries entailed against the backdrop of the Second Industrial Revolution.