Tour of Miró at Mont-roig
Distance from L’Hospitalet de l’Infant: 15   km
Type of activity: cultural
Time required: half day 
Tour of Miró at Mont-roig
  Centre Miró, Mont-Roig, Tapestry, The Lizard with the Golden Feathers (1989)

For those interested in art, a trip to nearby Mont-roig del Camp is a must. Discover the life and work of the world-famous artist Joan Miró at the new Center Miró, an informative and enjoyable museum that will draw you right into Miró’s universe.
Joan Miró was born in Barcelona on 20 April 1893 and died in Palma de Mallorca on 25 December 1983. He spent many years in Mont-roig del Camp and kept close ties with the village throughout his life. He first came to Mont-roig when he was eighteen in 1911 to recuperate from a long illness. The year before, his father had bought the farm called Mas d’en Ferratges from the Marquis of Mont-roig. The farm was an extensive estate located between the sea and the village. It had a large white house with a tower built by the Marquis’ father, who had made his fortune in Cuba. In fact, when Ernest Hemingway visited Miró years later, he remarked that the house reminded him of the buildings of that Caribbean island. In Mont-roig the young Miró quickly recovered from his illness and forgot about his previous life as an apprentice clerk in Barcelona. He began to roam the plains of Mont-roig, from the sea to the red mountain up to the hermitage of La Mare de Déu de la Roca. Later, year after year, he used to spend long periods at his farm (now known as Mas Miró). From 1921 he spent the summer months in Mont-roig every year. 
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