This is a very enjoyable little stroll around the centre of Girona....looking up. It's a route hinted at on the Casa Masó website, but which they couldn't be bothered to explain properly, that or they are very reluctant to give out information without obliging you to pay a guide. Even if you're not into architecture, it's a relaxing way of seeing the town. I am devoting my blogging life to exposing the secrets of Girona.
Here is a list of the buildings (there are more, but maybe not so interesting to look at), built by Masó in the Modernist and 'Noucentista' style and in a different order to that presented on the Casa Masó site. I've added information to help with finding it and a couple of photos. The route can start anywhere really, though the route i suggest is probably the most efficient from the apartment. Back with a map soon!
Masó Modernist Route
Apt block Salieti 1914
C / de la Neu,1
Don’t know yet why it’s called
. Between c/Ciudans and c/ Mercaders and now belonging to Neus apparently!
Galeria de bells oficis 1919
C / dels Germans Busquets, 2
Snicket off the top of the Rambla by ‘Imaginarium’ and in front of the tourist office. Look inside.
didn't find this one first time round
Farmacia masó-puig (saguer) 1908
C / Argenteria, 29
Just next to the bridge over to Plaça Independencia, a gem – go inside and buy something
Apt block Ribas Crehuet 1927
C / de la Força, 6
A bit further down from the ‘Via Augusta’ restaurant, on the other side of the road
Casa masó 1910-19
C / Ballesteries
Next door to ‘Terra’ café/bar (and don’t miss the entrance way on the opposite side of the street, containing the remains
of a roman tower (3
This is the back - from the river bridge, it's the big white and blue building with orange shutters.
Apt block Cots 1924-28
C / Santa Clara, 53
‘Nespresso’, don’t join the queue to buy anything.
Apt block batlle 1909
C / Fontanilles, 2
Off c/ Nou, on the corner in front of the Claustre Art Gallery. Bat man lives here!
Casa corominas 1927
Plaça Marques de Camps, 2
Soon! Haven’t finished, I do other things you know!
to be honest this is as far as i've got...back next week
Casa gispert saüch 1921
C / Jaume I, 66
YOU find it!
Casa colomer 1927
C / Barcelona, 7
Farinera i casa d'Alfons Teixidor 1910
C/ Santa Eugenia, 42
Marvellous, not to be missed façade, and the café’s great too. On Wednesday mornings, expats meet here –all visitors
La punxa apt block 1918-22
C / Santa Eugenia, 19
This is on the opposite side of the road, to the right as you leave no 11.
Casa encesa 1913-32
C / Barcelona, 68
Watch this space!
Tanca del cementiri 1917-19
C / Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17
Too far on foot, you need a car to drive towards Quart or Sant Feliu