Casa de la Pía Almoina o de la Canonja

Barrio Gótico

Former headquarters of the charity foundation created in the 11th century.

The Pía Almoina institution dates back to the year 1009, although the first data we have is from the year 935, with the construction of a house for the Augustinian canons of the Cathedral, for this reason it is also called the Canonja (The Canon), this community resided in it until 1369.

It was demolished in 1400 and La Casa de la Pía Almoina was built on its site, dedicated to charity and serving 100 poor people daily.

15th and 16th century construction, Gothic and Renaissance styles.

Because of the confiscation of Mendizábal, for which church property was expropriated, which could not be sold or transferred by going to public auction. The building was left unused and later some dependencies of the Urban Guard were installed. It currently houses the Diocesan Museum of Barcelona, ​​which has an important collection of works of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque art.

Here on Avenida de la Catedral, where we start the route, our tour ends, we hope that the information provided has been useful to you on your route through the Gothic Quarter.


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