Garrell route.Route 2 Argelaguer

Garrell’s art takes advantage of its surroundings and recycled material and creates spaces and installations in between the hills, a stream and the river Fluvià.

Region
  • Garrotxa
Towns
  • Argelaguer
Difficulty
  • Easy
Time
  • 40min
Distance
  • 2,6Km
Hide elevation maximum
  • 188m
Hide elevation minimum
  • 178m
Ascent
  • 1m
Descent
  • 1m

Start at Argelaguer town hall in the signpost G125, and head towards Tortellà. When you reach signpost A1 Morató, keep left along the metalled road to signpost A2 Font de Morató, where you should turn right down the dirt track to the Garell installations.

Here you will find an information board indicating the route to the Garrell Park.

Welcome to Garrell Park. ‘Garrell’ was the artistic name by which Josep Pujiula i Vila (Barri del Pont, Argelaguer 1937–Argelaguer 2016), a self-taught inventor but turner by profession until he retired in 1999, was known.

This site is also known as the Cabanes d’Argelaguer. Garrell created here a highly personal world populated by tall wooden huts and towers, wells and water courses, and took advantage of the construction of the Argelaguer by-pass and the left-over materials to create the Font de la Riera de Can Sis Rals, a surreal installation catalogued as a Cultural Site of Local Interest.

Garrell’s art can be described as ‘land art’ o art povera (‘poor art’) since he used his surroundings and recycled material to create spaces and installations in between the hills, a stream and the river Fluvià. Indeed, Garrell Park is comparable to other parks elsewhere in the world that have similar installations.

Return along the same path.