Gallecs Rural Area, which covers 526 ha, belongs to the Vallès Oriental region in Barcelona. It is known as an area of land which has survived massive construction and any other actions which tend to threaten areas situated on the outskirts of big cities, in this case Barcelona´s metropolitan area.
It is a rural area which lies in the middle of the Vallès Plain. The geography of the place includes slightly undulating hills, which are not very steep, and various streams, all of which flow into the Besòs River.
The area shows a combination of agricultural and forest landscape with a predominance of extensive herbaceous dry farming, such as barley, wheat or sunflowers. They also grow fodder, vegetables and a few vineyards. In addition, there are some forests and farms of high architectural value.
Moreover, it has been verified that this area is a migration passage for many birds, which makes it even more valuable environmentally speaking. Therefore, it works as a biological link, both locally and on a large scale, since it is situated in the centre of Barcelona´s Green Belt and very near to other areas classified as being of Natural Interest