Argentona is a delightful municipality in the comarca of El Maresme and is situated on the south-east side of the granite Litoral range, to the north-west of Mataró.
The town has a population of around 12,000 and is both a tourist centre and a notable horticultural centre.
Once popular as a place where the Barcelona bourgeoisie spent their summers and had their second home, Argentona town centre has some interesting buildings in a wide range of styles.
The late gothic church of Sant Julià was restored by noted Modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who also designed Casa Gari, a private residence adjoining the chapel of Sant Miquel del Cros, a work in the style of Antoni Gaudí by Lluís Bonet (1929).
There are several buildings from the 16th to the 17th centuries, as well as the Roman chapel of La Mare de Déu del Viver and the benedictine priory of Sant Pere de Clarà.
There is an interesting museum dedicated to water jugs, the Museu del Càntir d'Argentona, in which there are exhibited more than 700 pieces, including four ceramic works by Pablo Picasso.
Argentona's Festa Major is particularly good and is held in honour of Sant Domenec, whose saints' day is August 4th.
Around the same time, there is the Festa del Càntir i Fira Internacional de Ceràmica i Terrissa, a fair and festival in honour of the Water Pitchers, Ceramics and Pottery so typical of the town.
By Road: A local road links the municipality with Cabrera de Mar and with the main N-II road at Vilassar de Mar.
If you understand some Catalan, you can find up to date news about Argentona on the Ajuntament de Argentona Website.