The country house Can Julià is an extraordinary space, both because the spaciousness and beauty of the place and the sensitivity of the people that has rapair it. This big construction of 2.800 m2 began to be built in the XV century and it is found at the south of Sant Esteve Sesrovires, 26 km from Barcelona. It is surrounded by a landscape of forest and vineyards – it is where the Bach wines where created in the XIX century -, and you can see the unmistakable silhoutte of the mountain of Montserrat on the horizon. You can come to Can Julià for diverse reasons: intensive courses over the weekend, meetings and training stays for groups or companies… In every situation the acuteness of the experience and the peace the enclave transmits cautivates the partakers.
Can Julià is located in a privileged natural environment. Being surrounded by forests, fields, and vineyards and only 26 km apart from Barcelona and 28 km from the airport it makes Can Julià an ideal place for conducting every type of event for companies. From training sessions, meetings, presentations, workshops, and dynamic groups exercices, as well as recepcions or international events.
The unique architecture, the amplitude, and the beauty of its areas, as well as the spaces carefully repaired respecting the structures and the natural materials contribute to create a warm and cozy ambient taking into account every corner. The country house has 15 rooms, each of them designed with a unique style that makes them an ideal space to carry out stays and events during several days.
Currently groups and companies from many parts of the world choose Can Julià to celebrate their training, courses and meetings.
The origins of the Can Julià country house date from the year 1450. At the beginning of the XX century the brothers Pere and Ramon Bach get Can Julià but they change its name to Can Bach and start producing wine. Rapidly they adcquire the building Can Estrada and in 1918 they build the Masia Bach where they gather their production that will grow with the course of time. The first Bach bottles were presented in the legendary Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929. The Extrísimo White Semi-sweet obtained great success. Nowadays, the characteristics of this wine make it one of the best-sellers in Spain.
A FAMILY PROJECT
Can Julià was bornt as a family project. In 1986 Pere Antón purchased the house with his parents Jordi and Conchita and his brother Ramón to set up a space where children could integrate the realization of ceramic workshops with an ecological vision of the world. Oddly enough, it was the same year that various centres in the midst of nature started to function, they shared with Can Julià the compromise of finding human relations more harmonious and new ways of living the spirituality.
The creative and artistic activities took shape and the ceramic sculptures that decorate the house are from that time. Jordi Riera’s death and Ramón’s depart to Brasil with his Brasilian wife marked the start of a new cycle. From 2000, Pere Antón and his wife Rosa María, co-funder of the health centre Memorándum, devote themselves body and soul to the restoration work of the building, Conchita was still involved in it. Pere Antón and Rosa María usually present Can Julià as a space of creative actions. A space – they remember – is influenced by many elements: the order, the cleanliness, the aesthetic, the energy vibration, the use made out of it, … For that reason the house is not open to any kind of activity. Regarding the creative action, it is considered a dedication of what a person is and feels at the time. The momentum of being present and aware of any action, being ordinary or artistic, seems to float in the serene atmosphere of this place.
Josan Ruiz – CUERPO MENTE
Thanks Josan for that beautiful description.
“Can Julià’s team”