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Cooperative Obrera La Fraternitat (Brotherhood Workers Cooperative)

  • Carrer Comte de Santa Clara 8 Map It
  • Barceloneta
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 03/10/2014

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This strikingly ornate building in the otherwise humble fishermen's quarter, the only Art Nouveau building in Barceloneta, housed the progressive workers' organization La Fraternitat, founded in 1879. Begun as a low-cost outlet to help supply workers and their families with basic necessities at cut-rate prices, the cooperative soon became a social and cultural center that included a public library. The present cooperative building was inaugurated in 1918 and is now, once

again, Barceloneta's library.

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Carrer Comte de Santa Clara 8, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003, Spain

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Updated 03/10/2014


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