Designed in 1896 to be a textile factory, this building went up between 1907 and 1910 in the family residence of Josep Freixa. It was a project by architect Lluís Muncunill i Parellada and is located in the centre of Terrassa, in Parc de Sant Jordi.
Developed in 1896 as a textile factory, between 1907 and 1910 this building was turned into the family home of the industrialist Josep Freixa. The alterations were undertaken by the architect Lluís Muncunill i Parellada. The majority of Catalonia’s textile industry heritage is in Terrassa. At the beginning of the 20th century the Modernist style was disseminated by architects like Josep M. Coll i Bacardí and Melcior Viñals, as well as by Muncunill himself. The Freixa country house is in the centre of Terrassa, in the Sant Jordi park. The house has a structure of arches and vaults inspired by Gaudí, white walls and a tall tower. The shiny grey aspect of the original roof is a result of small pieces of glass being added to the mortar. The porch has a white ceramic handrail. On the eastern side, next to the main section of the building, there is a rotunda with two floors.
The interior was designed by Joaquim Vancells and the furnishings in the dining room and the office still remain.
The garden, which was designed by the period artist Rafael Benet i Vancells, is of the Romantic style. This is one of the most representative gardens in Tarrassa from the beginning of the 20th century.
The Freixa country house was the headquarters of the Terrassa Musical Conservatoire for many years. Since 2006, it has housed the Municipal Tourism Service and the Municipal Syndicate in Greuges.