Canet de Mar is a town of the Maresme region. Located 40 km north-east of Barcelona and to the south of Girona. With a population of more than 14,000 inhabitants, Canet offers both residents and visitors a municipality open to the sea and surrounded at the same time by mountains, a beautiful contrast of shades of blues and greens. One place that stands out is the Pedracastell hill, from where you are offered the whole of the coastline with impressive views of the region, and the Montnegre-Corredor, which forms part of the Serralada Litoral or coastal mountain range, which includes the Valley of Canet and protects the whole of the region and gives it such a privileged climate.
Canet de Mar is the town where there is most modernist heritage in the least space. Canet was home to the architect, teacher, artist, politician and humanist Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Here he conceived such important works as the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau i de la Santa Creu. In Canet you will find the Ateneu Canetenc, now a library, the Casa Roura, today a restaurant, the Domènech i Montaner Museum House where the architect lived and worked, along with Can Rocosa, a Baroque country house of the 17th century which was the architect’s studio, all of which form a very interesting museum complex in the heart of the Modernist town. They are also many other buildings and homes in this architectural style from the late 19th century and early 20th.
Canet de Mar is a town which enjoys festivals and culture with very open and participative townspeople. In September there is the Modernist Market Fair which cannot be missed and is held over the weekend after Catalan National Day (11 September), during which Canet goes back to the early 20th-century and dresses in its streets in festival dress with fun and cultural activities to show us the town’s modernist wealth.
CRTTT - Canet de Mar
The School of Textiles of Canet de Mar has been at the service of the industry, particularly in textiles, since its foundation in 1922 through education. In 2008 started a process of change in its model of activity, switching from being a school of the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) to a Research and Technological Transfer Centre (CRTTT) under the scientific direction of Eurecat. The mission of CRTTT Canet de Mar, owned by Diputació de Barcelona is to develop a relevant and continuous activity in the field of Research, Development and Innovation for the Industry of Catalonia. The 90 years of experience as University School have provided the centre an important background on the education of management and technical important positions in textile enterprises that work in the areas of design, technology and distribution. Currently, the tailor-made education for companies and the research activity have reinforced the relationship with businesses. The University School has a large experience in the tradition of hosting students from all around Spain, Europe and Latin America and from the 1990’s also receiving students through the Erasmus Programme from countries such as UK, Germany, Finland or Rumania.