Can Oller is a country house located in Palafolls, a small town in the province of Barcelona. Can Oller belongs to the La Ciutadella neighborhood situated on the hillslope of the castle of Palafolls. According to the features of their main front, Can Oller date from the XVII century despite it seems probable that it’s construction begun in the late XVI century. The roof has two pitches, the front side facing east with a big front door and an upper window made of stones and ornamented with a gothic cross. In the past, the ground floor was occupied by the kitchen and the stables. Bedrooms and the barn were located on the first floor. The threshing floor, once used for beating and separating grains (“Era” in Catalan), as well as the original water well are well preserved.
Can Oller is considered a valuable historically building which appears in several compilations of typical Catalan country houses such us “Les Masies del Maresme” from the architect Lluís Bonet i Garí.
Can Oller was restored to recover the spirit of the ancient building but adapted for modern comforts. During the restoration, we discovered underground grain storages (named “Sitges” in Catalan) in the main entrance and in the ancient kitchen, which are now visible.
The farmhouse is divided into 3 separate apartments according to the activities that the former inhabitants carried out in each place. Les Sitges (underground grain storages) and El Graner (the barn) have a capacity for 4 people. Les Corts (the stable) is a duplex with a capacity for 6 people.