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Casa Convalescencia

Benefit: 50-Minute Guided Visit
Regular Price: Adult USD 12.16; Child USD 12.16
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Benefit:

50-Minute Guided Visit

Address Carrer del Carme 47. Barcelona
Collection Information Present your iVenture Card directly at the Box Office on arrival for entry.
Phone +34 93 170 17 97
Email: [email protected]
Work Hours Wednesdays at 10:30am, 12:30pm
Closed Days Thursday - Tuesday; 25 December, 1 & 6 January
Website https://www.sternalia.com/visitas-guiadas-antigua-casa-convalecencia.html

What to expect

We are in the Old Convalescence House of the General Hospital, which was later the Hospital of the Holy Cross and of Saint Paul. This baroque construction has become part of the Catalan medical history, since it was a space dedicated to the cure and rest of the convalescent patients.

Things to look out for

In two places of the building we will find sculptures with the image of Saint Paul: the one sculpted by Lluís Bonifaç, in the center of the patio, and the one of Domènec Rovira, the Younger, that appears at the corner of the street of the Egipcíaques, and also the sculptural group, much later, entitled Catalonia and the Sciences, by Josep Llimona, entering the bottom of the ground floor. Other decorative elements are the ceramics due to Llorenç Passoles, which include the balustrades of Valencian tile, half white and half green. The paintings of the return of the chapel of the House of Convalescence are attributed to the teacher Josep Bal, considered the most representative work of the Catalan baroque.

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Enter one of the jewels of Barcelona, which is currently the headquarters of the Institute of Catalan Studies, an academic, scientific and cultural corporation whose objective is high scientific research and especially that of all elements of Catalan culture.
Address Carrer del Carme 47. Barcelona
Phone +34 93 170 17 97
Work Hours Wednesdays at 10:30am, 12:30pm
Closed Days Thursday - Tuesday; 25 December, 1 & 6 January
Website https://www.sternalia.com/visitas-guiadas-antigua-casa-convalecencia.html