, one of the two biggest cities in the ‘El Vallès’
region next to Sabadell, is having a population of 216.428 inhabitants. Taking the train from the famous central square Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona to the ‘El Vallès’
region, you will be first be passing by Sant Cugat, and then Rubi, before reaching Terrassa. The city is at a distance of 20 kilometres from Barcelona and located at 277 meters above sea level, in between the mountains and the natural reserve of Sant Llorenç del Munt. For the ones who have ever been to Barcelona and like hiking, they will recognise the name Montserrat which is also relatively close to Terrassa at 18 kilometres distance. A lot of people from the big city Barcelona are choosing to live in one of the surrounding cities (based on multiple considerations such as a part of the family living there already and/or housing prices), to escape the busyness and high real estate prices. Terrassa is a city on itself, in which when compared to its surrounding cities, Terrassa is less wealthy than Sant Cugat, but appears a bit more ‘family-friendly’ than Rubi. In the last centuries, Terrassa is known for its Roman history and its wool fabric companies during the 19th Industrial Revolution century. Both characteristics can be seen at multiple locations throughout the city.
Some more features of the city: it has the biggest hospital outside of Barcelona and the city centre is composed by nice pedetrian streets with a lot of shops.