History of mas paloU
Welcome to our home, Casa Cerdà de Palou. Our family and ancestors have lived here and worked this land since about 1378 and we are lucky to still call it home.
Most of the current architecture and structures date from as early as 1623. The chapel in our courtyard, built in the same year, is dedicated to Sant Jaume (Saint James). We use it once a year, on July 25th, to celebrate its patron saint.
Our cellars date from 1872 and 1878. Our family had used them to make wine and spirits in the 19th century. After that, we have focused on growing wine, which we sell to select winemakers in the area. We also make extra virgin olive oil, only for private consumption – family, friends and guests.
During the Spanish Civil War, between 1936 and 1939, our family went on exile to France and the chapel and its interiors were burnt down and ransacked, as well as parts of the house. Thankfully our family was able to get it back.
We have been sharing our property with guests since 1996, When we remodeled Cal Joaquim, a 19th-century cabin built for the estate’s tenant farmers. We still remember our first guests, a Brazilian group of friends who spent a few days here in the summer of 1997.
Since people have enjoyed spending their vacations here, we also remodeled the house next door, Cal Lluís, as well as the adjoining apartment. Adelina and Santi designed all the interior spaces themselves, trying to capture the essence of the house’s history. We look forward to sharing our history with you here at Mas Palou.