Bellaterra

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UAB campus in Bellaterra.

Bellaterra is a wealthy quarter of Cerdanyola del Vallès, in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). It is famous for being the location of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

The urbanisation of the neighbourhood started in 1929 by the pharmacist Bartomeu, who chartered a piece of land pertaining his father in law and built the Ferrocarrils de Catalunya (antecessor of FGC) railway station Bellaterra.

Inside the core of population there is the Park of El Pedregar de Bellaterra, a garden-museum of 12,000 m2 restaurant, big gardens sources and jumps of water and sculptures signed by artists as Subirachs, Crespo Rivera, Vicente Larrea, Vasallo, Charles Collet or Perceval, as well as Arcadians of Carrara's marble and amphitheatre / audience outdoors for 150 persons. Also in the core one finds the parish of the Holy Creu. Between Bellaterra and Serraperera's core, one finds the campus of the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, built in 1968 and inaugurated in the year 1971. At the present moment Bellaterra is undergoing an administrative status change into a decentralised municipal entity (EMD).

Famous residents include pop star Shakira, and Gaelic footballers Ronan Sloan and Michael Stevenson.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 41°30′05″N 2°05′28″E / 41.50139°N 2.09111°E / 41.50139; 2.09111