Originally it was a small farming village. In the tenth century it became a part of Sarria, and in 1714 it was declared an autonomous municipality. Finally, in 1897 it was annexed toBarcelona. That was when the area of Sant Gervasi was discovered by the Catalan bourgeoisie, who began their first developments there. In just over 50 years, it became a bustling residential area with manor houses, holiday villas and monasteries
The unique feel of the Bonanova area is distinguished by the atmosphere of the past.Notable sites include the Rotonda buiding, the gardens designed by Rubio, theScienceMuseum and the old Casacubierta factory designed by the famous Catalan architect Josep Domench i Estapà.