THE MODERNIST HERITAGE OF JOSEP MARIA JUJOL

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A short visit to Renau – Mare de Déu de Loreto Hermitage by Josep Maria Jujol

Have you ever heard of the village of Renau? No, don’t associate it with the French car brand! 😉 Renau is actually a municipality in Tarragonès county, in Catalonia. Josep Maria Jujol designed many small churches, sanctuaries, theaters, and even homes throughout the Camp de Tarragona region, including in the village of Renau: The Mare de Déu de Loreto Hermitage, inaugurated in the year 1926.   Renau is a rural small village. It is calm and cozy and its natural environment and landscape value are remarkable. There are more or less 80 real inhabitants (inscribed almost double), currently living in the village. They work mainly in …

Interview with Manel Sales, Major of Renau, at Loreto Hermitage

This is the interview with Manel Sales, Major of Renau in Camp de Tarragona Region, who opened and showed to us Loreto Hermitage, renovated by the villagers with the help of Josep Maria Jujol as an architect. Read here our full review about Renau. We first learned about the existence of Loreto Hermitage (officially Ermita de la Mare de Déu de Loreto in the Catalan language) looking for information about Jujol, one of the best known Catalan modernist architects and the main collaborator of Gaudí in many of their most famous projects. We came once to visit the hermitage but …

modernist church of vistabella

The modernist church of Vistabella by Josep Maria Jujol

The church of the Sacred Heart or in Catalan: Església del Sagrat Cor de Vistabella is a modernist church in the village of Vistabella, in Tarragona province. This modernist church of Vistabella was declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest by agreement of the government in 2011. A protective environment was also delimited to ensure the correct visualization of the monument. 1 The history of the church2 About its architecture3 State of conservation4 How to get there5 Where to stay The history of the church The church of the Sacred Heart was built in 1923 by the modernist architect Josep …

The Sanctuary of Montferri – One of the wonders by Josep Maria Jujol

The Sanctuary of Montferri or as it is officially called the “Our Lady of Montserrat Sanctuary” or in Catalán: “La Mare de Déu de Montserrat“, is one of the most representative works in the Alt Camp region in Catalonia by Josep Maria Jujol. 1 The history of the “Our Lady of Montserrat Sanctuary“2 The architect: Josep Maria Jujol3 Latest news4 Montferri – the village of wines & rural tourism  The history of the “Our Lady of Montserrat Sanctuary“ From the end of the 19th Century, the villagers of Montferri and surrounding villages had the tradition of going on a pilgrimage to …