Things to see and do - Igualada
Unmissable tourist sites
Igualada Travel guide
Igualada : Michelin's recommendations
Situated on the right bank of the River Anoia, Igualada means "abundant water" in Latin (“aqua lata”). This busy commercial town, capital of the local area (“comarca”), owes its fame to its knitting and fine leather goods industries. In the centre of the town, the Rambla de Sant Isidre is lined by many specialist leather shops. Igualada also has some striking Modernist buildings, the most interesting of which is the Asilo del Santo Cris, designed by Rubió i Bellver in 1931.
Tourist attractions Igualada : Things to see and do
This 17C church has one aisle with lateral chapels and houses a sumptuous baroque retable (1718). Most of the statues, panels with bas-reliefs, stone columns and marble bases are original.
calle Dr Joan Mercader, s/n
This museum is housed in the old Cal Boyer textile factory. The most remarkable section is devoted to leather work. A collection of 15-19C Morocco leather, 16C beggar's bags and saddles are particularly interesting.
In this fine convent, note the harmonious 15C Renaissance cloister with its arches are Tuscan columns.
Mestre Muntaner, 44-45 E - 08700 Igualada
Hotel America in Igualada offers great access to the main business areas surrounding Barcelona. It has a swimming pool, free parking and free Wi-Fi. The rooms in the Hotel America are comfortable and well sized. They have satellite TV and air condit..