Osona is the birthplace or residence of a great number of artists. Two great poets, Jacint Verdaguer and Miquel Martí i Pol, stand out amongst them. Their life and works have left a great legacy in the county.
Visit “Verdaguer in the Countryhouse of Voltregà”
Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló was born in Folgueroles on May 17, 1845 and died in Vallvidrera (Barcelona) on June 10, 1902. This Romantic writer and key figure of the Catalan Renaixença
laid down the foundations of Catalan literature.
Miquel Martí i Pol (Roda de Ter, March 19, 1929 - November 11, 2003) is one of the most popular and widely-read contemporary poets. The route around Roda de Ter presents the poet's work through his vital landscape, linking literature to life by means of geographical and human landscapes. It consists of 18 duly signposted reading points.
Given the importance of these literary figures Written Landscapes of the Plaine of Vic has been created: Verdaguer and Martí Pol, a project that links land and poetry; a walk trough life and work of these two great poets: www.osonaturisme.cat/paisatges_escrits