MIT International Puppet Museum in Catalonia

A space in a unique NATURAL environment

Architectural Heritage of Catalonia

The Museum, directed by the creator Teia Moner, is located in the Masia de Can Falguera in Palau-solità i Plegamans (Vallès Occidental) is a historic building with medieval, gothic, modernist and noucentista elements. It is included in the catalog of goods to be protected from the Catalan cultural heritage. There we will find an incomparable collection of puppets from around the world that includes pieces from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Stories of world heritage from the past and present.
The lineage of the Ferns
“Falguera” or “Folguera” appears in the census carried out by pairing in the parish of Sant Genís de Plegamans from the 14th century. One of the Falguera or Folguera appears in one of the appointments of the mayor of February 27, 1440: Bernat Falguera.
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The farmhouse
It is a house of primitive Catalan typology, with outbuildings from different eras. This construction has undergone many modifications of its original appearance, throughout its history. Originally, the building could have been located in the late medieval period (14th-15th centuries), although the current structure must have been built at the beginning of the modern period (16th century). During the following centuries several extensions were made. At the end of the 19th century, Can Falguera was given to farmers and ceased to be used productively to become a summer house. The façade was modified in 1920 by Josep Maria Falguera due to his marriage.
During the second half of the 20th century, the great decline of Can Falguera took place, when the lands of the farmhouse began to be sold to build houses, and the urbanization of Can Falguera was born. This caused the farmhouse to be abandoned and to reach an almost dilapidated state of preservation. At the end of the 2000s, the Palau-Solità i Plegamans City Council promoted the Can Falguera rehabilitation and refurbishment project due to its poor state of conservation.
The farmhouse and its surroundings
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