Everything you visited yesterday is very close to Folgueroles, the birth village of one of the most popular Catalan poets of all times, Jacint Verdaguer. The Casa Museu Verdaguer, in a house where the author of L’Atlàntida spent some of his childhood years – his parents moved there when the future priest was two – evokes the whole universe of the Romantic writer, a key figure in the cultural movement called Renaixença. The house also has its charm: it’s a typical 17th century Osona house, and exploring areas such as the kitchen or the bedrooms gives you an idea of how our great-great-grandparents lived. Or the great-great-grandparents of our great-great-grandparents.
You can have lunch in the poet’s village. Try the Bardaguer restaurant, where eating becomes poetry. Located in the old country house of Can Baldiri, at Bardaguer they cook with local, fresh and quality products and the creative dishes boast a plethora of colours, smells, flavours and textures.
The end of the getaway is drawing near and will consist of a guided tour that we have arranged so that you can find out about the rich modernista heritage of Sant Julià de Vilatorta. Starting at the modernista gardens of Les Set Fonts, you’ll discover the architectonic richness of this Osona town, with its modernista buildings and others of historicist or noucentista style. Ca la Manyana, Can Pallàs, Can Menció or the former slaughterhouse are only a few of the buildings that you’ll find on the visit; a route that ends at the Hotel Torre Martí where they’ll offer you a snack to say farewell both to Sant Julià de Vilatorta and to the region of Osona. See you soon.