Rafael Masó I Valentí was born in Ballesteries street in Girona on August the 16th 1880.
He studied in the “Germans Maristes” school in the Cathedral quarter and became a high school graduate in 1895 in the “Institut de Girona”.
In 1906 when he was already an architect he decided to practice his profession in the city where he was brought up. He settled in Girona as an architect but also as a driving force of the civic and cultural life of the city.
He was representative of the political and cultural period known as “noucentisme” and he left an impressive legacy of architectural works willing to get involved in the modern transformation of a country.