HISTORY

SHELTER

There are historical data, that show this house already existed in the 15th century and probably before, being one of the most ancient of the term. In the most ancient document preserved and that dates of the May 15, 1839, the Pla homestead appear as a owners  Josep and Joan Reimbau i Pla; later, the propriety (in a date that unknown), goes to the family Solà of Manresa and like this the year 1843 the proprietary was Vicenç Solà i Solernou.

In the year 1880 appear his son as a proprietary, the doctor Josep Solà i Abadal; from 1887 the leases will sign them the son of this, Joaquim Solà i Solernou and in the year 1928 will be his widowed, the Mrs. Anna Serra  d'Arqué, she will be the owner.


It seems that in the Pla there were three sons, the heir received the house of the Pla and the other two divided the inheritance: the second receive the Planoi and the small, Cal Planellet, that is the house that has less land. Thereof it comes that these houses are next to the each other and have the same origin in the name.

Mas Pla is formed by a group of buildings that organise around a playground closed and was built in different periods as show by the different roofs. The main house is of rectangular plan with roof to double slope, with plan, second floor and loft under roof, with walls of stone. The door of main entry has a lintel of stone that also  we can observe in the majority of the openings. Between the openings highlight the balconies of the facade.

On the outside stand out, the threshing floor and the raft, both made of stone. The raft is under Cal Jepet Vinyes and on the right side of the road that goes to the house, was vegetable garden of the Pla where many vegetables grew. Where there is the current pond of the Pla, done of stone, before there was one made with clay, where the women of the house used to wash clothes.
The Pla had, in his property, a waterwheel in the Cardener River, with buckets, at the side garden of the house.
Also, in the other side, was an oil press, as well as two clay jars in separate buildings and that still preserve .

 

During the year 2017, the haystack of the Pla remodeled to turn it into the current shelter of pilgrims, a space where they will be able to rest of his voyage to Montserrat or Manresa, following the Path of Saint James, the Path of Saint Ignatius or other routes that cross the municipality.