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The convent of the Teresian order (Collegiate of St. Theresa of Jesus)

© Pep Escoda

The façade of this building is very evidently eye-catching. The dimensions of the building underline its importance and the high regard that the Teresian nuns enjoyed in the city at the start of the century. The reddish colour of the walls, achieved by applying adobe, and the inclusion of parabolic arches at the entrance evince an evidently Modernist language. The building was planned by a notable disciple of Antoni Gaudí, Bernadí Martorell i Puig; various circumstances led to work being started in 1922 but not finished until 1949. In the vestibule of the monument there are some columns that have an obvious Gaudí connection, and further on is the convent's chapel which was blessed in 1926. The convent is no longer inhabited and now functions as a school.

(outside view)

Rambla Nova, 79
Coordinates: 
41.116104000000, 1.251672000000
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