History and architecture
Camprodon boasts a rich history, with an extensive collection of architectural works to be discovered. We highly recommend a tour of the architectural points of interest that chart the town’s development through the ages right up to the present day in order to discover the unique identity of this small, interesting, welcoming, Pyrenean town… Explore all of the town’s hidden gems!
The Casa de la Vila, home to the Camprodon Town Council, is representative of the civic Catalan Gothic style of architecture. The uniqueness of the town hall, characterised by its exceptional façade, has earned it the honour of being reproduced as part of Barcelona's Poble Espanyol architectural village.+ INFO
Planning legislation passed by the Camprodon Town Council includes a plan to produce a list of a total of 240 buildings, which compiles information on the characteristics and features of each one, specifying relevant details, such as the name, location, year or period of construction, type, structure, roof materials, current use, state of conservation, existing services etc.+ INFO
"On 5 October 1794, the French killed Pau Pujol, wool merchant, on the other side of the Ter, for defending the faith and his homeland" That is the inscription on the stone monolith which stands as a memorial of the execution of Pau Pujol by French troops in reprisal for a military attack because he had opposed the occupying regime.+ INFO
Romanesque art, the predominant style of many architectural works built during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, has left its imprint as a major influence in many of the buildings in Camprodon and the surrounding Valley. In an artistic, rural setting, Romanesque art is characterised by depicting the essence of something rather than its beauty. With the Church as one of its most representative buildings, it frequently focused on religious themes, with thick walls, arches and wide columns some of the movement’s most distinctive elements.+ INFO