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Nostra Senyora de l'Esperança

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It is a delicately neoclassical church although the author also incorporates Gothic elements of Sant Francesc de Girona’s convent (the cloister arcades), two Gothic sepulchers in the interior of the cloister. Externally, it stands out due to the different volumes, in and out, and the whiteness of the walls together with the redness of the roof.

The facade is simple and although being neo-baroque, it also includes Mediterranean’s styles from the 19th century. It is presided over by an ornamental stone complex which includes the door, framed with voluminous backbone pillars and floral elements, an empty niche and a circular rose window with plant elements such as 2 ornaments. The upper part on the triangular pediment is finished with a balcony that contains the main bell tower and above it, there is an viewsite with a half-point arch.

This urbanization was started in 1924 by the industrialist Josep Ensesa i Gubert in collaboration with the architect Rafael Masó i Valentí. Being given the name of a nearby stream (either Sagaró or segueró). The first house was "Senya Blanca" by Mr.Ensesa in 1924, but the real great constructive impulse did not take place until 1928 with works such as the Masó house 1928, the Cibils house 1929, the Gaviana’s Hostel 1924-34 .. after Masó’s death, Francesc Folguera i Grassí took over the urbanization’s management, which made numerous works: “camí de ronda”, the church, the bathrooms, the final disposal of the hostel, house. When he died in 1960, it was Adolf Florensa, who replaced him. In Sagaró, it was created a high bourgeoisie urbanism with a distinguished native and 19th century roots.

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