Can Teixidor

Rising up in a pre-eminent position on the seaside is the Can Teixidor farmhouse.Its architecture lends it the appearance of a fort, with outbuildings typical of a farm and residence:house, chapel, wine cellar and a large reservoir that supplied water to a flour mill.

The discovery of Roman era pottery proves that this site has been coveted since days of yore. The large wine cellar is testimony to the municipality’s significance in grape crops and wine production, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The first document that refers to the house is the sale deed of the mill and lands of Mas Torre del Molí (1343) by Jaume de Sant Climent to Pere des Pla.In 1668, Jaume Teixidor took ownership of the lands, who held the aristocratic title of Honoured Citizen of Barcelona and was a member of the Royal Arm of the Council of One Hundred. During the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), Can Teixidor would became a Bourbon hub.

It is still a private estate today that is managed by the executors of the last owner, Gaietà de Planella i de Fiveller, who died without heirs in 1863.

Carrer Nacional II, 1 (entrada pel carrer de Pere Bassegoda i Musté)

Foto 1. Ibai Acevedo. Fons documental: Ajuntament del Masnou

Foto 2. Ibai Acevedo. Fons documental: Ajuntament del Masnou

Foto 3. Ibai Acevedo. Fons documental: Ajuntament del Masnou