Modernism and Noucentisme

The principal examples of modernist and noucentist art in La Garrotxa are to be found in Olot.

And it is in Olot that modernism had a strong influence in the urban architecture. Alfred Paluzie, Josep Azemar, Lluis Domènech and Muntaner, the sculpture Miquel Blay all left their mark in various buildings, such as Mas Collellmir house, the Pastisseria Ferrer, Can Noguer, Pujador house, Escubós house, the side entrance to Sant Esteve church, Gaietà Vila house, Solà Morales house, Riera house, Gassiot house, Sibidí house, Masllorens house and the Pons and Tusquets tower.  The most notable piece of sculpture is "La Lectura".

These and other elements make up part of the Modernist Route laid out by Olot City Council.

The route can be rounded off with a visit to the Museu de la Garrotxa, where several modernist works are displayed, such as the collection of posters from the Cigarrillos París competition.