Tarrasa is now mostly a modern industrial town, with fine public buildings, including the royal college, built in 1864 for 450 students besides day scholars, the school of arts and handicrafts, the industrial institute, chamber of commerce, hospitals, town hall, clubs, theatres and many large textile factories.
Of the laymen, the educated copied manuscripts, the others worked at various handicrafts or at agriculture.
There is a school of the industrial arts and handicrafts, and majolica, paper, and silk cocoons are produced.
The principal manufactures are cotton and woollen goods, carvings in ivory and working in metals, &c., all of which handicrafts are chiefly carried on in the eastern states.
Little shops with friendly shopkeepers sell a variety of Moroccan handicrafts.