Savassona Palace

The Barcelona Athenaeum is housed in a neoclassical building of the late eighteenth century

The Barcelona Athenaeum, an organization founded in 1872 as a result of the fusion of the "Centro Mercantil Barcelonés" and the "Ateneo Catalan", bought the house in 1904 Parellada, Savassona old palace, to set up its headquarters built in 1796 according to project of himself and Baron Savassona favorable report from the foreman Paul Mas.

It is a characteristic house access street Canuda. Retains the original time scale entrance courtyard covered with paintings and Francesc Pla, said Vigatà, the ceiling of the current library. On the back of the building there is a garden flavor romantic, then click on the mezzanine level.

In 1904 the Barcelona Athenaeum acquired HOUSE, Savassona old palace, to install its headquarters. Source Gumà architect and is responsible for the rehabilitation and instructs a young Jujol, although student participating in the reforms. Preserved drawings that show participation in the work of Jujol windows for libraries, doors, stairs knobs plants and distribution areas. This time it should be noted modernist paintings of some roofs.

In 1968, the architects Joan Bassegoda i Nonell and Adolf Florensa made the new facade of the Plaza Villa de Madrid, helped by Joaquim Datzira in the decoration.


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(between 16 June and 31 August extended hours until 23:00 h.)

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  • C. de la Canuda, 6

  • Bus 59, V13, 41, 42, 55, H16, V15

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