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Mont-roig through the eyes of Miró

Discover Miró's haunts in this municipality in Camp de Tarragona Tarragona
Miró went to Mont-roig in 1911 when he was 18 years old to revover from an illness, and he fell inlove with the place. He spent long periods at the family house there, 'Mas Miró'. After a few years he would spend the winters in Paris and the summers in Mont-roig, but it was Mont-roig that captivated the artist. "All my work is conceived in Mont-roig”, he said. How about a visit to see the place that so inspired him?
 
 
THE MIRÓ CENTRE
 
The Miró Cenre, located in the town's Old Church is the interpretation centre for Joan Miró, his work and his relationship with the town. It contains reproductions of Miró's paintings that are kept in galleries around the world.
 
MAS MIRÓ
 
It was in this house, located outside the town of Mont-roig, and listed as a Cultural Asset of National Interest, that the artist spent long periods over the course of 65 years. It was here that he decided to devote himself exclusively to painting and it is where he painted the first works that would lead him to becoming one of the most achnowledged painters of the 20th century. As you approach you will see the artist's studio in the foreground. Refurbishment work is currently taking place to make it suitable for visits by the public.
 
THE HERMITAGE OF THE MARE DE DÉU DE LA ROCA
 
Also visit the hermitage of the Mare de Déu de la Roca, located on a spectacular outcrop of the red sandstone that gives the town its name. It is partially embedded into the rock and affords spectacular views over the Camp de Tarragona from the natural balcony overlooking it, reached by steps from the path from the car park.
 
PAINTED LANDSCAPES
 
Mont-roig inspired Miró to paint some of his most universally acclaimed works. You can see some of these scenes, such as the one in “La Masia”, the famous painting, bought by Hemingway, depicting the house where the Mas Miró tenant farmers lived. You can discover nine more places that influenced Miró in a similar way by following the route here.
 

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