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Go out the station hall and turn right. After 50 meters you'll find "Restaurant Sa Rosa", offering a tasty menu (salad, bread, two plates, drink and a sweet) for 11 Euros on weekends and 8 Euros mon-fri. But you have to understand the Spanish names of the dishes and order from the menu list; if you ask for an English list, you may have to pay "a la carte". Be sure to arrive before 2pm, otherways they may have put a ladder across the entrance to show they are complete with guests.
update nov. '05: Not so tasty any more. Prices rised, not the wages of the staff. Try one in Sant Pol de Mar (next station).
Favorite Dish: Fresh and tasty quality. Tipically Catalan or Meditarranean dishes. Good fish!
Updated Nov 22, 2005
You may arrive to this point after a pleasant country walk, ask at the city council for directions, and better have a good map with you, as it can be a bit difficult to find the way (I went there with a guided excursion organised by the Friends of Natural Parks' association: Cercle d'Amics dels Parcs Naturals).
The cross has a quite interesting history, as it's the 4th cross erected at this point in the last 120 years! In the end of XIX and beginning of XX Century, Canet’s workers were well known for their Anarchist activity. Local "caciques" built a first cross at this point, at the end of XIX Century; and soon later the anarchists bombed it. The wealthy locals decided to erect an even larger cross, designed this time by Domenech i Montaner (great local Art Noveau architect, famous for some of his buildings in Barcelona (Palau de la Musica, Hospital de Sant Pau, Casa Lleó-Morera, etc ...). Just a few years after, this second cross was destroyed as well (a large piece can be seen at the local museum). A third cross was put up, and it was destroyed during the Civil War. The current one dates from the decade of the 50's and has no real artistic interest, but you can enjoy good views from there.
Updated Jun 19, 2007
Just outside th Sanctuary you'll find a small but nice park were you can relax or have lunch, as there are a few tables and seats around. We had our pic-nic here, even the weather was quite unpleasant.
Updated Oct 20, 2006
La Verge de La Misericordia (the Madonna of the Compassion) is the benefactor saint of El Maresme. This church was built on Neo-gothic style, by the end of XIX century. Interesting for those interested on religious art and traditions.
Written Mar 9, 2006