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HERITAGE > LL. DOMÈNECH I MONTANER HOUSE MUSEUM

Artist Museum:

The Lluís Domènech i Montaner house museum is a complex which includes the 17th-century Masia Rocosa, and the Domènech house, built between 1918 and 1919 by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, his son Pere Domènech and his son-in-law, Francesc Guàrdia.

The whole complex was opened as a museum in 1991 after careful restoration work.

Lluís Domènech i Montaner was born in Barcelona in 1849, the city where, along with Canet de Mar he developed a large part of his architectural, intellectual and political career.  His connection with Canet de Mar is through his mother, Maria Montaner, who was the daughter of the Casa Forta, and also his wife, Maria Roura, who was born in this town of the Maresme.

The House Museum is intended to introduce the house in Canet de Mar were the architect spent long periods in the town, particularly in the summer.  In his office of the Masia Rocosa he planned such well-known buildings as the Cafè Restaurant and the Hotel Internacional of the Universal Exhibition of 1888, the Palau de la Música, the Hospital de Sant Pau and Comillas University, amongst other things.  It must also be stressed that he built several buildings in Canet de Mar, apart from his own home.  On the Sant Domènec dry river we can see the Ateneu and the Casa Roura and the forests of Pedracastell contain the Castle of Santa Florentina.

It is very interesting thanks to the fact that Domènech i Montaner asked his workers for copies of the works.  We therefore find the decoration of the Fonda Espanya in his study, the use of plaster models from Comillas University or the presence of curious pottery around the house.  Apart from his architectural side, it also stores other fields of the architect, and especially his political and publishing life. Lluís Domènech i Montaner was one of the driving forces behind political catalanism and here we can see a large part of his correspondence and his studies on Catalan heraldry.  In the field of printing, the architect designed and directed large works such as the Enciclopedia General del Arte.

Museum prices:

House Museum, individual entry:

     Adults                                                                 €3
     Pensioners, unemployed, students                    €2
     Library network                                                   €2
     Under 12s (accompanied)                                  Free
     Members of the ICOM                                        Free

House museum, guided tours to groups of over 10 people, by arrangement:

     Adults                                                                 €5
     Pensioners, unemployed, students                    €4
     Library network                                                   €4
     Under 12s (accompanied)                                  Free
     Canet training centres                                        Free
     Members of the ICOM                                        Free
     Other training centres                                         €2
     Hospital centres and/or old people’s homes without guide          Free
     Hospital centres and/or old people’s homes with guide               €2
     Children’s workshops                                                                   €1
     Optional extra for tasting ‘Vitralls de Canet’                                 €3 (per request)
     Optional extra for visiting the lead stained window workshop      €4 (per request)

Adapted services:

Adapted WC

Braille language

Car parking reserved for the disabled

Accessible for wheelchair users

Accessible for the blind or visually deficient

Accessible for the deaf or hard of hearing

"Mirada tàctil" [Touch Glance] module, signed assembly with Micro characters and Braille overprinted and presided by the replica of the bust of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, with a selection of documents and designs illustrating the life, the ideas and the work of the architect.  Computer application for mobile phones, accessible by means of a QR code for the hard of hearing, where through images with sign language in Catalan they can follow the explanations of the House Museum.

 

For further information:

Ll. Domènech i Montaner House Museum

Xamfrà riera Buscarons i riera Gavarra

Tel. 93 795 46 15

canet.canetmuseu@canetdemar.cat

http//casamuseu.canetdemar.org/

The building also houses Canet de Mar Tourist Information Office.

Opening times:

Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays, the last weekend of the month and public holidays

Other public holidays closed:

-       1 and 6 January

-       29 June (St Peter and St Paul) Local Festival

-       8 September (Festival of Mercy) Small Local Festival

-       24 and 31 December

Services offered:

Guided tours for groups of at least 10 people: arrange by telephone or e-mail

On the first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m., a guided tour of the Modernist Heritage of Canet along with a guided tour of the Ll. Domènech i Montaner House Museum without reservation. The price is €7, with discounts for the retired, students and unemployed (€6). Meeting point at the Ll. Domènech i Montaner House Museum.

One the Saturday of the month at 11 a.m., a guided tour of the Indianos and the Cemetery, without reservation. The price is €7. Meeting point at the Ll. Domènech i Montaner House Museum.

 

 

 


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