The origins of Barcelona's Sant Andreu district stem from the traditional farmhouses that were built around the parish church of Sant Andreu del Palomar (which was renovated in the 19th century). This is an area that has been greatly developed with high-speed trains that make it possible to reach all around Sant Andreu.
Nowadays in Sant Andreu, you can still see the charm of a town that's steeped in history and enjoy the numerous business activities. Plaça del Mercadal is a good example as well as Gran de Sant Andreu Street. To enjoy the serenity of the green areas, you can visit the most important parks in this town; La Pegaso and La Maquinista, as well as the former Fabra i Coats factory, which has been transformed into a creative area for new artists.
Among the treasures of Sant Andreu are the Roman remains, as is the case of the aqueduct that supplied water to the "Rec Comtal", crossing all of Barcelona today.