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Jardins Artigas

Industrial tourism

Jardins Artigas

per person

Address: Carrer del Ferrocarril, s/n
Phone: +34 687998541
E-mail address: tur.lillet@diba.cat
Website: www.turismelillet.cat
Person in charge: Oficina de Turisme de La Pobla de Lillet

In the early 20th century Mr Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi founded the first Portland cement plant in Catalonia (commonly known as Asland factory) at Clot del Moro site. In order to feed the cement kilns, the plant used the coal coming from the mines located in Catllaràs mountain. The considerable distance between the mines and La Pobla de Lillet village led Mr Güell to order architect Mr Antoni Gaudí the design of Xalet del Catllaràs, a mountain refuge to be used as workers’ and engineers’ housing.

During his stay in Lillet Valley, Mr Gaudí lodged at Artigas family house, who owned one of the most prosperous factories at that time. As a sign of gratitude for their hospitality, Gaudí gave them the design of a garden completely adapted to a terrain in front of the family’s house and the factory.  That was the origin of Jardins Artigas, a work where nature and architecture merge in perfect harmony.




  • General admission: 4,50 €
  • Reduced fare: 4,00 € (+65, Carnet Jove, Student Card, Accommodation in Berguedà Region)
  • Reduced fare: 3,80 € (Local Accommodation and Local Restaurants, Carnet Cultura Berguedà)
  • Child age 6 to 13 years: 2,20 €
  • Child age 0 to 5 years: free
  • Teachers, teacher card required: 2,20€ (50% discount.)
  • Groups and school groups: ask for rates
  • Free with Super 3 card  


The visit starts by explaining the social and economic context of our municipality at the beginning of the 20th century and the relationship between Mr Güell and Artigas family.

After discovering the reason why Gaudí came to La Pobla de Lillet, we begin our tour following an itinerary that shows architectural details as “trencadís” or catenary-arch, common signs of the architect’s work. Fountains, benches, railings and bridges are some of the constructions that can be admired during the tour.

Jardins Artigas are not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.


How to get there?

By car: from the center of the village, entering Plaça del Fort, continue along Pontarró, Àngel Guimerà and Salvador Torrents streets. At the end of this street you will find the train track, which you must follow until you reach the Jardins Artigas car park.

Warning: on days when the Ciment Train is running, it is mandatory to follow the traffic lights at the end of Salvador Torrents street. If the light is on, you must wait for the train to pass. Then you can access the track and continue to the parking of the gardens. Once you finish your visit, you can ask at the ticket office if it is a good time to access the train track.

By coach: coaches and minibuses cannot access the gardens through the centre of the village, but must drive on the train track from the start. For this reason, we recommend you to contact the Tourist Office, where they will give you the directions to make this drive with maximum safety.

By the Tren del Ciment: you will find all the information at www.trendelciment.cat/en

What are the opening hours?

Opening times vary according to the season, we recommend you check them on this same website or contact the Tourist Office in case of doubt.

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the gardens closing. From that moment on, the access to the gardens will not be permitted.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are purchased directly at the ticket office in the gardens, we do not have an advance sale system. Payment is accepted in cash and by credit card.

How long is the visit?

The recommended visit time is about 40 minutes, to enjoy it calmly.

Is it a guided tour?

Guided tours are offered only to groups.  At the ticket office there is a QR code that will allow you to download the brouche with the explanations and the route to follow. You can also download the brochure on this website.

What are the rules to follow within the gardens?

Smoking is prohibited in the gardens and picnic is not allowed.

In summer and for safety reasons, bathing is not allowed in the river. Jardins Artigas are of cultural interest, you will find other places more suitable for bathing in our region.

Can I come in with my dog?

Access is allowed, we will only ask that the dog is tied up during the visit.

If you plan to arrive at the gardens with the Ciment Train, during the train journey dogs must wear a muzzle ( inside the gardens it is not necessary).

How to make a group reservation?

In order to benefit from the group rate a minimum of 20 people is required and it is mandatory to make prior reservation through the Tourist Office. The group rate includes one-hour guided tour, provided there is availability of guides.

Are the gardens accessible?

Access to the gardens is via a staircase and once inside you will also find different slopes with steps. Unfortunately, they are not accessible to persons with reduced mobility or users of wheelchairs.

In the case of small children or babies, for your convenience, we recommend making the visit with a baby carrier and leave the baby buggie next to the ticket office, before entering the gardens. 

The gardens are closed and I would like to visit them. What can I do?

We recommend you to contact the Tourist Office. Within the opening hours of the office, we offer you the possibility to visit the gardens.

There you can pay the entrance fee and we will give you the keys. Payment is only accepted in cash.

It is mandatory to leave an identity card in deposit, as a guarantee, which will be returned to you at the time of the return of the keys and a contact phone number.

  • Included
    Jardins Artigas
  • Not Included
    Breakfast service
    Bar / Coffee shop
    Assistance animals accepted
    Credit card payment
    Reduced mobility access
    Half board service (breakfast+lunch or dinner)
    Central location
    Own parking
    Swimming pool
    Hair dryer
    Air conditioning
    Wifi zone
    Garden / green area
    Conference room
    Washing machine/ laundry service
    Pets are accepted



    From 1st January to 31 March
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h.
  • CLOSED on 1st and 6th January
From 01st April to 23rd June
  • Saturdays from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h and from 15:15 h. to 18:30 h.
  • Sundays from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h. and from 15:15 h. to 17:30 h.
  • Easter from 1st to 10th April: from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h and from 15:15 h. to 17:30 h.
  • 1st May: from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h and from 15:15 h. to 17:30 h.
From 24th June to 03rd September
  • Every day from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h. and from 15:15 h. to 18:30 h.
From 04th September to 31st October
  • Saturdays from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h. and from 15:15 h. to 18:30 h.
  • Sundays from 10:00 h to 14:00 h. and from 15:15 h. to 17:30 h.
  • 11th September: from 10:00 h to 14:00 h. and from 15:15 h. to 17:30 h.
  • 12th October: from 10:00 h to 14:00 h. and from 15:15 h. to 18:30 h.
From 1st to 05th November 
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h.
  • 01st November: from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h.
From 06th November to 31st December
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h.
  • 6th, 07th and 08th December from 10:00 h. to 14:00 h.
  • CLOSED on 25th and 26th December
The box office closes 30 minutes before the closing of the gardens.  From this moment on, access to the gardens will not be permitted.
Other available times check at the Tourist Office
Audio guide Artigas Gardens
Audio guide Waterfall Fountain
Audio guide La Font del Bou – The Ox Fountain
Audio guide The Cave
Audio guide Pont d'Arc Coix – Bridge of Limping Arch
Audio guide Font del Lleó – The Lion Fountain
Audio guide The Gazebo – “La Glorieta”
Audio guide Original Entrance
Audio guide The Picnic Area
Audio guide El Pont dels Arcs - The Bridge of Arches