Wine routes: regions of Girona | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.

Getaways

 
 
1. Destil·leries Regàs
2. Destil·leries Gerunda
3. Catedral de Girona
4. Església de Sant Pere de Galligants

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Wine routes: regions of Girona

Wines between the sea and the mountains
Girona
Although to a lesser extent than other areas of Catalonia, in Girona you will also find buildings that tell us about the cooperative past.

In Vilajuïga we can visit the building of the grape pomace brandy distillery of the Agricultural Federation of Trade Unions of Empordà; a building designed by Cèsar Martinell in 1920 that was only part built: the tower of the "coil", the tanks and the warehouse.

Following the route to Espolla, we can visit the winery of the old Agricultural Union of the town; it was designed by the architect Pelai Martínez i Paricio and was built in 1931. Its wine press room is constructed with parabolic diaphragm arches and the large wood vats can still be seen installed on concrete platforms.
 
URBAN INDUSTRY
In Girona city there are two distilleries you can visit: Regàs and Gerunda.

The first was owned by Nicolau Regàs, founded in the middle of the 19th century and which produced anise, vermouth and digestive liqueurs under the brand name Universo, as well as rum, ratafia and brandy with a great international reputation.

The Modernista building was built between the years 1907-1908 and is the work of the architect Enric Catà i Catà. Despite being an industrial building, its forms are perfectly integrated with the urban setting.

For its part, the Gerunda distillery, also designed by Enric Catà i Catà, includes the factory and the owner's house. Today the distillery retains and exhibits the original wood barrels of the factory.

Moving away from wines and spirits, Girona also has another industrial Modernista building. The Teixidor Flour Mill, designed by Rafael Masó and constructed in 1910.
 
GIRONA CULTURE AND HISTORY
However, in addition to Modernisme, you must not miss the city's emblematic buildings from other eras, such as the Arab baths, the Cathedral, the Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants or a walk around the city's Jewish quarter "El Call". And lastly, we must mention the magnificent views of the houses on the River Onyar and the calm of the Parc de la Devesa.


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