Fodor's Expert Review Casa de la Sang

Barri Gotic Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Just adjacent to the church of Santa Maria del Pi is the seat of the 14th-century religious brotherhood charged with the preparation of the last rites, spiritual comfort, and burial of criminals condemned to death. In the famous Ramon Casas painting Garrote Vil (1894)—depicting the execution of the anarchist who bombed the Liceu Opera House (the painting can be seen in Barcelona's Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya)—the penitent monks dressed in long black cassocks and conical headgear are from this order, the Casa de la Congregació de la Puríssima Sang (House of the Congregation of the Purest Blood). The house was purportedly built in 1342 (the historical evidence is not clear) and renovated in 1613 and 1789.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Pl. del Pi 1
Barcelona, Catalonia  08002, Spain

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Rate Includes: Interior closed to the public

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