Rosanes Airfield



At the beginning of the 1930s an Argentinian businessman and aviation enthusiast built Rosanes, a private airfield, between La Garriga and L’Ametlla.

In 1937, during the Civil War, the Republic took over the airfield and turned it into a military aerodrome. The airfield played an important role on the Segre and Ebro fronts and later in the air defence of Barcelona. It also had a large impact on the surrounding towns.

The airfield represents one of the most decisive factors in our country’s recent history, and is preserved in its entirety. All of its infrastructure remains intact, including the shelters, the control tower, the command centres, the dining area, the watchtower, the hangar and the Rationalist building. All of this in an area surrounded by natural beauty.

Walking route

You can visit the airfield and follow the marked route which includes various interactive and interpretative features. A great way to discover a first class historical site. 

You can book a guided tour by prior arrangement, which is open to groups of up to 30 people.

See here for prices and contact details.

You can view the walking route here: “Patrimoni I memòria” (“Heritage and Memory”)


Video of La Garriga’s Historical Documentation Centre (CDH): Aviació i guerra a la Garriga; el camp d'aviació de Rosanes i el bombardeig (“Aviation and war in La Garriga: Rosanes airfield and the bombing raids).

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