Passeig de la Font Nova

It is a late 19th century work, stretching from the old house to the Font Nova. The first summer holiday homes were built in 1880. The first one we see is Can Pomar, designed by the architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanova, who also undertook the Barcelona Arc of Triumph project. It has a decorated frieze under the roof that represents bees.

Then we see Can Vincke, originally the property of a family of German industrialists, which is why it has features of a traditional German alpine house. We also see Can El Oliveda, painted in yellow and green, which is the first second residence home in Camprodon. And also Can Torent, where King Juan Carlos I spent a season on the invitation of the owner, and scenes from the film “Companys” were also filmed.

This promenade is dominated by horse chestnuts. The upper part is where we find the Font Nova and a monument to Doctor Robert. The first monument built was the 1940 waterspout and the current one is by Josep Alemany Barris which incorporates the original bronze plaque made by the sculptor Claret. Along the promenade we can find some stone benches dating from 1901.

As a curious detail, we could tell you that after the 1940 waterspout, the bases of the civil war field hospitals were used to remake the promenade railings.

First promenade urbanised by the summer holidaying of the comfortably off, primarily from Barcelona, of the mid 19th century.


  • Passeig de la Font Nova, 17867 Camprodon, Girona
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