Walk Around the 'Modernist' Villas

Walk Around the 'Modernist' Villas

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The 'Modernist' & 'Noucentist' Villas Walk is full of history, culture, secrets, curiosities and infinite details that make it a perfect plan for your holidays. Discover them!

'Modernist' & 'Noucentist' Villas in Salou

The beginning of tourism in Salou is associated with modernism. There are two factors that explain this. On the one hand, the fact that the first tourist constructions in the capital of the Costa Daurada were built in the 1920s, at the height of the effervescence of this movement. And, on the other hand, the good economic situation of the promoters of the first summer houses that were built in the area around the current Jaume I Promenade, meant that the boom in tourism in the town revolved around modernism. Today, it forms part of its DNA.

Take a stroll through the Noucentist Villas of Salou!


Xalet Bonet o Voramar

Xalet Bonet or Voramar

We recommend that you start at Xalet Bonet, aka Voramar, the first and most singular to be built in Salou. Works started in 1921, thanks to the boost provided by the textile manufacturer Cirac Bonet i Escarrer. Despite Cirac owning a house in the nearby city of Reus, his passion about the beach made him promote the construction of such late Modernism jewel.

Vil·la Enriqueta
Vil·la Enriqueta

Two years later, the family Pellicer-Querol built the so-called Vil·la Enriqueta. The building first opened due to the wedding of the couple’s daughter. During the Spanish Civil War, the property changed its role and become the Repulican headquarters.

Xalet Loperena
Xalet Loperena

The Xalet Loperena, built in 1925 by the architect Domènech Sugranyes, follows a Noucentista style. This building, property of Josep Loperena i Romà, has some unique features, such as the lookout tower and the ceramic glaze used to create Catalonia and Sant Pere emblems.

Edifici Sol i Mar / ©festacatalunya
Edifici Sol i Mar / ©festacatalunya

The architect Domènech Sugranyes is also the author of the building Sol i Mar. It was built in 1925, and it’s the first tourist apartment building ever to exist in Salou. It was probably created for renting to the first holidaymakers that made it to the village. It is a Modernist construction with Eclectic solutions.

Xalet Mallorquí o de l’Alemana
Xalet Mallorquí or de l’Alemana

The Xalet Mallorquí, aka de l’Alemana, is from 1928 and has a late 20s Noucentisme colonial flare to it. When you visit it, pay attention to the 3-window feature, a copy of the Catalan Gothic style.

Xalet Torremar - Patronat Municipal de Turisme de Salou
Xalet Torremar – Salou Tourist Board

The Xalet Recasens, aka Torremar, –which now homes the Municipal Tourism Board of Salou– was built between 1928 and 1929, by the architect Josep Simó Bofarull, in a project led by Eduard Recasens.

Xalet Miarnau Navàs o de la Verge de la Pineda
Xalet Miarnau Navàs or de la Verge de la Pineda

This route though wouldn’t be finished without visiting the Xalet Miarnau Navàs, aka de la Verge de la Pineda. The developer, Josep Maria Miarnau, was original from Vila-seca, and order the job to his son, also named Josep Maria. The work includes a Mare de Déu de la Pineda reproduction.

You'll love strolling through the 'Noucentist' Villas!