Catalunya en Miniatura ( Catalonia in Miniature ) is a miniature park opened in 1983 in Torrelles de Llobregat , 17 km from Barcelona . With an area of 60,000 square metersincluding 35,000 square meters dedicated to models, this is one of the largest miniature parks. It presents scale models of 147 works of Calatan and Majorcan architecture , including works by Antoni Gaudí .
The idea of the park is due to Hans Lorijn, the origin of the Minimundus parks in Austria and Mini-Europe in Brussels . Fernando de Ercilla Ayestarán joins him before becoming the main shareholder. The works were launched on May 6, 1983 and the park was inaugurated the same year.
The models, enriched with landscaping, are distributed geographically along a path traveled by visitors. The scale models are built to a scale of 1:25 or 1:33 with weatherproof materials. They have adequate lighting and are installed on well-drained soil.