Argentona is famous for modernist houses built and inhabited by the Barcelona aristocracy of the last century.
And its balnearic iron waters.
Tranquil village setled in a beautiful natural setting between the intermittent watercourse Riera d’Argentona and and Burriach Castle. Houses were grouped around the Parish Church of St. Julià from late Gothic-16th century. Around this there is the internationally renowned Museu del Càntir, dedicated to traditional ceramics and pottery for water since the Bronze Age to nowadays, with four copies of Pablo Picasso and the annual since-1963 contest; the Plaça Nova in the heart of the town with its modernist market and Puig i Cadafalch’s medieval air summer house. Passeig Baró de Viver where the bourghesy and intellectuals who could afford built up stunning indians style and modernist imponent houses that were left in charge of the chauffeurs during the Civil War not to be persecuted. From that moment, the tenants and the character of the walk changed completely and the town began to receive middle and upper class families who settled there all summer, very different from the beginning of the century. This brings to ‘La Font Picant’, one of the more than 200 sources in the municipality with small amounts of carbon dioxide that until 1970s, was bottled and commercialized and the nowadays toured excursion to the near “Font del Ferro”, with great concentration of iron in its waters. The magnificent complex of Can Garí, hidden and isolated from the center, by modernist Puig I Cadafalch arquitect, is a magnificent complex that includes a large house-palace, splendid gardens, a neo-Romanesque chapel and a set of fences that for themselves already worth a visit. The house was built on the site of an old farmhouse owned by the financier Garí.
Argentona delicatesen are Licor quina-momo, a digestive from the early XIX Century, sausages, its ‘pa de pagès’ bread and patissery.
We will visit : The Riera, Càntir Museum, Market, St. Julià parish Church, Puig I Cadafalch summer House, Passeig Baró de Viver, St. Domingo’s fountain and will taste some of the typical local products.
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