Weekend in Catalunya-The Shelter of Josep Pujiula i Vila

_MG_9647Last weekend we went on a trip in Catalan North. In  Argelaguer we found an amazing place hidden in the outskirts of the village. The forest construction project has been started by Josep Pujiula i Vila – 40 years ago and after he began to add to it more locations and installations.

Inspecting the area, which was built on public land, the government quickly deemed Pujiula’s homemade park a dangerous environment.

In 2002 he was forced to demolish and burn the entire construction despite outcries from Spain and abroad.

However, Pujiula made a decision not many people in a comparable situation, would make. He began again. On another spot, not far from the original one, he once more constructed a labyrinth.


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2 Responses

  1. Do you know when he started the new park and can you provide any directions to the place?
    Thanks, great pics!

    1. He started few years ago again, after a storm destroyed most of the constructions. Ask in any of the two bars in Argelaguer for the exact location.

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