"Medieval Barcelona: La Pia Almoina" Barri Gotic - Gothic Quarter Tip by Elisabcn

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  Pia Almoina
by Elisabcn

"Pia almoina" means pius alms in catalan. This is a gothic building next to the Cathedral where ,in medieval times, poor people could have something to eat every day (they fed every day 100 poor people). The Pia Almoina Institution was founded in 1009 but the present building was built in 1450. Now you can find inside a little museum with nice temporary expositions :-)

Address: Plaša Nova, Barri G˛tic
Directions: Ciutat Vella
Phone: +34 634 53 43 33
Website: http://www.turismedebarcelona.net

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  • Written Jan 12, 2007
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