Josep

Pla

Foundation

Josep Pla Foundation

The Josep Pla Foundation was founded in 1973, when the writer decided to leave his personal library and created the Josep Pla Private Library Foundation. The foundation is governed by a Board of Patrons which takes care of conserving the pieces and making it easier for the interested public to access them.

The statutes were only approved in 1990, which had been drafted based on the Foundational Act. In April 1992, the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the Diputació de Girona (Regional Government of Girona), the Consell Comarcal del Baix Empordà (County Board of Baix Empordà and the Town Council of Palafrugell agreed to collaborate economically so that they can fulfil the objectives of the statutes which are specifically to promote, motivate and facilitate the reading and studies of the literary and journalistic work of Josep Pla.

Since 2000, the Foundation has had its headquarters in the writer’s birthplace, on Carrer Nou de Palafrugell, which hosts its Library, a documentation centre, the permanent exhibit “Josep Pla (1897-1981)”, two temporary exhibition halls and a meeting room.

EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES

DURING THE VISIT

The permanent exhibit “Josep Pla (1897-1981)” explains the author’s personal and professional trajectory in the context of the 20th century. The visit is started with an audiovisual presentation by Leopold Pomés, entitled “Josep Pla, viatger” (Josep Pla, Traveller) (1991). The different areas of the permanent exhibits have informative files (explanatory texts, chronology and citations) in French, Spanish and English.

With the individual entry, you can also visit the annual temporary exhibit, which analyses and expands our knowledge about a certain specific aspect of Josep Pla’s work.

GUIDED VISIT AND LITERARY ROUTES

Visitors can request individual guided visits with a day’s advance notice and visitors can also requested a guided visit to the exhibits for groups organised throughout the year, after prior request.

The Josep Plan Foundation also offers the possibility of taking various literary routes―the Josep Pla Route in Palafrugell, Calella, Tamariu, Pals, Ullastret… ― in order to get to know the places and landscapes that inspired the writer. You can register by calling the Foundation.

SCHEDULES

Library and Documentation Centre:
Winter (16 September to 14 June)

From Monday to Friday: from 09:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:30

Summer (15 June to 15 September)


From Monday to Friday: from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30

Exhibitions:
Winter (16 September to 14 June)

From Monday to Friday: from 09:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:30


Saturdays: from 10:30 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00

Sundays and holidays: from 10:30 to 14:00

Summer (15 June to 15 September)

From Monday to Friday: from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30


Saturdays: from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30


Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 to 13:00

Closed:

Holiday Mondays, 01.01, 05.01, 06.01, 11.09, 24.12 (afternoon), 25.12 and 26.12, 31.12 (afternoon)

HOW TO ARRIVE

By car
To reach Palafrugell from the north, visitors should take the AP-7 highway, in direction of Barcelona and take exit 6 Girona Nord, in the direction of Palamós. Continue on the C-66 in the direction of Palamós until reaching Palafrugell.


If arriving from the south, visitors should take the AP-7 towards France and take exit 9 for Lloret de Mar in the direction of Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Continue on the C-35, in the direction of Sant Feliu de Guíxols and later go on the C-31 in the direction of Palamós until reaching Palafrugell. The closest train stations (RENFE) are Caldes de Malavella (30 km) and Flaçà (26 km).

By bus
The closest bus station (Sarfa) is a 3-minute walk from the Josep Pla Foundation.

PARKING

Cars
There is a parking lot just behind the Josep Pla Foundation, on Carrer d’Anselm Clavé.