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The Factories

The name “Las Fábricas” is given to a group of buildings that in the 18th century were dedicated to the production of paper. In the 19th century, they were reoriented towards textile manufacturing, which reached its moment of splendor during the entrepreneurial period of the Artola brothers. At that time, the facilities were extended, giving rise to the “upstairs” factory, currently the fish farm, the “middle” factory, currently the La Trucha hostel and where they were first established, and the “downstairs” factory. The neighborhood of Las Fábricas, in addition to the factory facilities, had numerous houses for the leaders, for the workers, a church and a school.