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Ancient Dominican Convent

The Espai Manresa 1522, located in the former cloister of the convent of Santo Domingo in Plaça Fius i Palà, is an interpretation center dedicated to Ignatian Manresa, the city that welcomed Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1522. Its main objective is to allow visitors to discover the city as it was at the time of St. Ignatius. To this end, it offers a model of the city in the 16th century, explanatory panels on the history of the convent and its relationship with the founder of the Society of Jesus, as well as an audiovisual projection that presents the different stages of the Ignatian experience in the city.

In addition, the Espai Manresa 1522 exhibits artistic pieces and heritage elements recovered from the churches of Carme and Sant Pere Màrtir, two Gothic temples visited by Saint Ignatius during his stay in the city. This former Dominican convent, where St. Ignatius was welcomed for a few weeks and where he experienced doubts and discouragement, is now presented as a place of encounter with Ignatian history and spirituality, inviting visitors to explore the various parts of the city that preserve the legacy of St. Ignatius.

The convent church was destroyed in 1936. The convent had already passed into municipal hands. Now a space of the original cloister has been recovered to create the 1522 memory space, open every weekend and also on request if you go through the tourist office of Manresa.


    • Address
      Teatre Conservatori, Mestre Blanch St, Manresa, Barcelona
    • Web
    • Visiting Hours
      Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00. Sunday and holidays from 10:00 to 14:00.
    • What to see
      Manresa 1522 Space: The City of Ignatius

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