We start the route in Arenys de Mar
, at the Mollfulleda destilleries
, known as the "Calisay factory".
It was founded in 1896 by the emigrant Magí Mollfulleda
who, after buying the formula invented by the Benedictine monks
from a French citizen, devoted the building to producing this well-known liquor. The façades are inspired by popular architecture and contain numerous Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romanesque elements.
we find the Sindicat Alella Vinícola
(Alella Wine production Union). Work of the architect Jeroni Martorell
, it was designed in 1906 and has numerous balanced arches and skylights on the roof to allow the light in.
we make an obligatory stop: the Anís del Mono factory
, erected by the Bosch brothers. Located right next to the beach, the factory was originally a modest "fassina" (distillery) where anise was produced; the current building is the result of alterations carried out in 1922 by the architect Agustí Domingo i Verdaguer
, who incorporated some Modernista elements. MODERNISM AND CULTURE
, fans of Modernisme
can see the best-known residential buildings: the casa Batlló
, the Pedrera
and the casa Amatller
are just a few examples. But in the city you can also find old factories converted into cultural centres: the Casaramona factory
(CaixaFòrum), Can Framis
(art gallery and exhibition rooms) and the Vapor Vell
, converted into the Municipal Library. THE WINE ACTIVITY OF THE GÜELL FAMILY
Heading south; between Garraf
, we will find the Cellers Güell
, designed by Antoni Gaudí
. In 1872 Eusebi Güell
purchased the estate of medieval origin, to use it for the cultivation of the vine and wine production. The building had two floors for the winery located in the basement and, on ground level, the garage, warehouses, temporary housing and the Güell family chapel.
Our route ends at the Can Pujol winery
of Vilanova i la Geltrú
; designed in 1935, inside you can see the ancient and wide nave that contained the distillery and the cellars with the underground wine presses, which date back to the 18th century.Have we managed to inspire you? If you have any other interesting suggestions please send them to us on Facebook or publish your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #patrimonicultural.