Sils and Vidreres Route
In addition to the routes described so far, there are elements of architectural heritage in the modernist style scattered in other parts of the county. Due to their proximity we include Sils and Vidreres in a single route. The parish church of Sils is the town’s only modernist building, while the modernist buildings in Vidreres can be placed in the context of the cork industry, which boomed in the second half of the 19th century.
– Bell tower of the Church of Santa Maria de Sils (C/ de l’Estany – Pl. de Sant Marc, Sils). The crowning of the bell tower was completed in 1907. This modernist project by R. Masó i Valentí, consisted of sgraffito work with floral decoration around the clock, a glazed ceramic dome and intricate wrought-iron crowning.
– Old Town Hall (C/ Catalunya, 29, Vidreres). This building in the neoclassical style dates from 1894 and was home to the town council until just a few years ago. Its most striking elements are the windows with hood moulds and the brattishing of the cornice, with the town crest in relief. Public facility.
– Casino la Unió (C/ Catalunya, 15, Vidreres). Former home of the Unió association, founded by representatives of the cork industry. The intricate brattishing of the façade is remarkable, with sculpted motifs related to cork production. Bar.
– Antic Escorxador (Old Slaughterhouse) (Av. Mediterrani, 1, Vidreres). The main façade is striking with a great semicircular arched doorway and oriental-style geometric latticework. Recently restored, it is now a municipal facility. Public facility.