The town is located in the valley of the seasonal river Teià and is separated from Premià de Dalt by the two hills of Salve Regina and Lledó.
The settlement dates back to Roman times, when it was called Taliano, and was a wine-producing region for nearby Barcino as Barcelona was known by the Romans.
Teià has traditionally been a town where the Barcelona upper classes had their second summer home but the population has grown recently as many have decided to live there permanently and commute into Barcelona.
This has meant that although there is still limited agriculture, mainly cereals and vineyards, since the end of the 20th century a lot of farmland has been built on to facilitate the new urbanisations of la Molassa, Vallbellida, la Vinya or Sant Berger.
Set in the hills, the old town centre is still lovely, though, and is well worth a visit.
By Road: You can reach Teià via the BV-5026 turnoff from the Barcelona-Mataró section of the C-36 motorway.
If you understand some Catalan, you can find up to date news about Dosrius on the Ajuntament de Teià Website.