Rafael Casanova House-Museum (Moià)

What you will find

 
In this 16th century house around 1660, Rafael Casanova, the hero of the defence of Barcelona on 11 September 1714, was born. The son of a family of grain and wool merchants, well-established in Moià, he settled in Barcelona to study law and work at his professional career. From there, as a memb...

In this 16th century house around 1660, Rafael Casanova, the hero of the defence of Barcelona on 11 September 1714, was born.

The son of a family of grain and wool merchants, well-established in Moià, he settled in Barcelona to study law and work at his professional career. From there, as a member of the government of the city, he followed the progress of the War of the Spanish Succession, in which he would play an important part.

Today the house contains an exhibition that shows the keys to the conflict: from the outbreak of an international war to decide the successor to the Spanish throne after the death of Carlos II, who left no heirs, to the fall of the city of Barcelona into the hands of the Bourbon troops, whilst Rafael Casanova was in command of the defence of the city as chief councillor and commander of La Coronela.

Information for visits

Address

C/ Rafael Casanova, 8
08180 Moià (Bages)
Tel.: 938209134 or 938300143
e-mail: rafaelcasanova.cultura@gencat.cat

Admission charges

Standard: €2,50
Concession: €1,50
Special concession: €1

Entitled to concessionary admission charge:

  • Over 65
  • Under 25
  • Pensioners
  • Families (2 adults and one or more children)
  • Persons with disability certificate

Entitled to special concessionary admission charge:

  • Groups of students with teacher who have made an advance booking between 1 July and 31 August
  • Persons with large family or single parent card
  • Families that are fostering a child in the guardianship of the Catalan government, duly accredited.

 Entitled to free admission:

  • Under 8
  • Unemployed
  • Members of ICOM (International Council of Museums) or ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments), duly accredited
  • Members of the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya, duly accredited
  • Professional tourist guides, duly accredited
  • Formal education teachers, duly accredited
  • Groups of students with teacher who have made an advance booking between 1 September and 30 June.

Special cases:

  • Free of charge last Tuesday of each month between October and June
  • Groups that book the ticket through travel agencies or similar will be entitled to a 25% discount on the applicable charge. The authorised guide or person accompanying the group will be admitted free of charge.
Opening times

NOTE: These times are now the ones in use. Please ignore any others published earlier on this or any other website or in informative leaflets and triptychs.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Fron Tuesday to Sunday, including public holidays.

From 1 September to 31 July
Tuesday and Friday, from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sundays and public holidays, from 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer opening time (August)
Tuesday and Friday, from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m.to 7 p.m.

Closed 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1, 5 and 6 January.
 

Guided tours and group visits

Guided tours
Guided tours by prior arrangement tel. 938209134 or by e-mail info@covesdeltoll.com

Group visits
Group visits  by prior arrangements tel. 938209134 or by e-mail info@covesdeltoll.com

Accessibility

The facilities are equipped for people with disabilities.

Where to eat and sleep