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Guided tours

The Biblioteca de Catalunya (BC) has its main headquarters in a Gothic building of great historical interest: the old Hospital de la Santa Creu. The Joan Maragall Archive, the poet of the "living word"'s residence, also forms part of the BC.

You can visit the main headquarters in the Hospital Street. The visit includes the exterior staircase and the library lobby, from where you can admire the Gothic room and the Espai Zero, with temporary exhibitions of documents that are kept in the BC. To do this, not booking or guide is required.

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Teaching sessions (student visits)

Guided tours for groups

Guided tours at Hospital's headquarters take place at the opening hours of the Library. The Joan Maragall Archive visits are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm, and also on Wednesdays from 4 to 8 pm. (Depending on the availability).  

The price for the visit is 25 euros per group (from 5 to 25 people) and it lasts between forty-five minutes and one and a half hour.

Request (preferably, book it 15 days in advance).

Specialized visits

These visits are more specific and may be adapted to the interests of certain groups.      

  • Specialized sessions in the history of the Hospital and the Gothic building.     
  • Specialized sessions in a specific collection, such as the Cervantina.     
  • Sessions for professionals of librarianship, archiving and documentation (these visits are free).  

The visits take place during the opening hours of the Library, depending on the availability.  

The price for visit is 25 euros and it lasts between forty-five minutes and one and a half hour.  

Request (preferably, book it 15 days in advance).

Open Day

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Every St George’s Day (the 23th of April), the library is open to everyone. You can visit it individually, according to a defined itinerary, or within a guided group, where you will receive an explanation about the history, functions, collections and services of the Library. Along the visit you will find some samples of the richest and valuable collections that the Library preserves.

Request (Free).

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Come in and know (Open Day brochure)
Guide of the Biblioteca