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Can Mario, Palafrugell

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Can Mario is the Fundació Vila Casas Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Palafrugell (Costa Brava). It was opened in 2004. It has around 220 works on show dating from the 1960’s to the present day by a wide range of artists born or living in Catalonia. Temporary exhibitions are also held every year.

Can Mario was a cork factory dating from the early 20th century and was one of the buildings of the Miquel & Vincke cork company. Today it is a place for contemplating art situated in the Plaça de Can Mario, where we can also find a modernista water tower and the Cork Museum.

Sice April 2011, 33 sculptures by artists from the Empordà region of Catalonia have been placed in the Jardí de Can Mario, as permanent, open air exhibits. In October of the same year the Sala Empordà was opened in the Museum, for holding temporary exhibitions of artists from the region.

Plan your visit / Information of interest

Opening hours

From January 14th to November 26th:

From Tuesday to Friday: from 11.00 am to 1.30 pm and from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm. 
Saturday: from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm and from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Sundays and public holidays: from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Easter: Friday from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.



From June 15th to September 15th:

From Tuesday to Sundays and public holidays:  from 11.00 am to 13.30 pm and from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

23 June: from 11.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.


Mondays (closed on Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).

Easter: Sunday and Monday.

September 11th.

From November 27th 2023 to January 13th 2024.

Admission (per person)


2€* Reduced

Consult our online shop to view discounted groups
* Reduced admission for groups of at least fifteen people

Visitors who show a valid card confirming certain conditions or a membership to some entities have de possibility to purchase the reduced entrance ticket.

Visitors> 65 years
Students < 25 years
Carnet Jove
La Vanguardia Subscribers
TR3SC (+1 companion)
Amics dels Museus de Catalunya
PAAC – Plataforma Assembleària d’Artistes de Catalunya
Galeria d’Art El Claustre
Òmnium Cultural
Fundació Ciutat Invisible
Associació Museòlegs de Catalunya
Disability card (+ 1 companion)

* Less than 12 years old, free entrance.

How to find us

Can Mario is located in the centre of Palafrugell (close to Calella de Palafrugell), opposite the market, a three-minute walk from the town’s central square, Plaça Nova.
Getting there from Barcelona:

By road: (1h30 approx)
By coach: Sarfa

Plaça Can Mario, 7. 17200 Palafrugell (Girona)

Temporary exhibitions


Image gallery

Temporary Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Espai Volart Telèfon E-mail Localització
Contemporary Painting Museum

Can Framis Telèfon E-mail Localització
Contemporary Sculpture Museum

Can Mario Telèfon E-mail Localització
Contemporary Photograpy Museum

Palau Solterra Telèfon E-mail Localització

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