The Can Quintana building, where the Mediterrània Museum is housed, is a historic home in the medieval quarter of Torroella de Montgrí. Built without foundations at the beginning of the 16th century, this manor house belonged to oil and wine producers. In fact, an oil press dating from 1703 can still be seen today. The Quintana family prospered and, by the nineteenth century, the interior was redesigned. This renovation was performed by the renowned architect Rafael Masó. Walking through its rooms, you will discover some of his creations, like a splendid fireplace and some decorative frescoes; these small treasures show the beauty and importance of this mansion. Rafael Masó also designed the impressive stairway in the garden, now a paved patio. The Cuban palm trees have been here for a hundred years, as a record of the West Indian experience of some members of this historic family.