The City of Mataró
Mataró is a city located on the Mediterranean coast, 29 km north of the capital city of Barcelona. The city has a population of 120,000 inhabitants and a strong tradition of industry and entrepreneurship. It is the capital of the county of Maresme, one of the most prestigious residential areas within the Barcelona metropolitan area, on the coast to the north of the capital, thanks to its Mediterranean climate, excellent connections to Barcelona and the great selection of residential properties.
Mataró was one of the country’s most important cities in terms of industry in the 19th and 20th Centuries, during which period there was a great boom of companies and entrepreneurs. Mataró was the first city in the country to be connected to Barcelona by railway in the age of steam engines.
Today, it is home to the headquarters of several companies with production plants in various countries around the world. For over 30 years, Mataró has been a university city, with higher education centres specializing in engineering, business and, more recently, healthcare and wellbeing.