Located in the rooms of an old baroque house, the interpretation center offers a montage with multimedia resources, which values a unique heritage set, and at the same time, it allows the visitor to discover how the Manresa of the XIV Century was: the world of the guilds, the oligarchies and the noble families of the city, how it was the day life in a medieval street and the factors which made it possible to construct the “Sèquia” (Canal of water). A history explained and personalized by the figure of the king Pere III el Cerimoniós, , the great monarch who created the main institutions of the Catalan state.

Manresa exemplifies, as any other city in the central Catalonia the Peak of the medieval Catalan society. In the XIV C. the city grows until it reaches approximately 5.000 inhabitants. It takes place the construction of three big gothic churches (la Seu, el Carme and San Pere Martir), two hospitals, two Bridges and the Sèquia: an impressive irrigation canal. After Barcelona and Perpignan, Manresa becomes one of the leader cities. Carrer del Balç (Balç street), which took part of the central area of the medieval city emerged next to the market, in “Plaça Major”, is a great example of the medieval urban planning. In a narrow and winding shape, the street is adapted to the profile of a cliff , with several stepped levels which runs through the porches built between house and house in order to take profit of the limited space inside the walls.


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Monday to Friday from 9am to 14pm, Saturdays from 10am to 14pm and from 17pm to 20pm
Sundays and bank holidays from 10pm to 14pm


Adults: 5€
Pensioners and children between 8 and 16 years: Reduced rate
Children under 8 years old: Free

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