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Casa de la Caritat–Pati Manning (House of Charity)

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This house occupies what were once the grounds and buildings of a 14th-century Carthusian convent—though the convent itself is long gone. The present building dates to 1749; it was renovated in 1929 in Catalan Moderniste style, abandoned for a time, and then remodeled in 1980 as part of a large-scale urban improvement project for El Raval, with much of the impressive tile work, brick vaulted arches and stone pillars preserved intact. It now houses three cultural organizations: the Centre d'Estudis i Recursos Culturals de la Diputació (Center for Cultural Studies and Resources of the Provincial Council); the Museu d'Art Contemporani (Museum of Contemporary Art); and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB: the Centre for Contemporary Culture), in the Pati Manning Espai Cultural —a two-story cloister around a central courtyard (pati means patio or courtyard) with lovely Tuscan arches. The Pati Manning (named for a benefactor of the one-time almshouse) includes a library, a lecture hall and auditorium, and exhibition galleries, and organizes a wide range of cultural and artistic initiatives.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Carrer de Montalegre 7, El Raval, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001 | Map It
  • Phone: 93/402–2565
  • Hours: Weekdays 11–7, Sat. 10–8, Sun. 10–3
  • Website:
  • Subway: Universitat
  • Location: El Raval
Updated: 03-10-2014

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