Imatge del Moianès

Places to visit within the Ecomuseum


El Forn de la Calç

An element made up of three circular lime kilns beside the house of the same name. The tradition of exploiting limestone in the area goes back to the 10th century, although these kilns date from the second half of the 19th century and were used until the decade of the 1950s of the 20th century.

Such kilns used to be built in places where there was limestone and wood. Although they were sporadically used, they used to have a limited life, since when limestone was calcined the kiln was also calcined, and it was found that with every firing, the wall loss was of about 2 cm.

Currently, beside the kilns there is the Centre d’Art Contemporani i Sostenible El Forn de la Calç (CACIS) (The Lime Kiln Centre of Contemporary and Sustainable Art) which focuses on research, and the production and exhibition of cultural and contemporary art projects, especially those related to ecology and the natural environment of the area.

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