Casa de Cultura

Visit

Free

Adress

Passeig de Prat de la Riba, núm. 16
08320 El Masnou

Getting there

By train: RENFE destination Ocato, Line R1
By coach: SARBUS, C10 Barcelona-Mataró
By car: Closest car park 500 m (Marcel·lina de Monteys Square, entrance on Bonaventura Bassegoda Street)

Opening hours

September to June
Tuesday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm
Saturdays, 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm
Sundays and public holidays, 10am to 2pm
July and August
Tuesday to Friday, 5pm to 9pm
Saturdays, 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm
Sundays and public holidays, 10am to 2pm 
Annual closing: 1, 6 January, 1 May and 24, 25, 26, 31 December 

Information

Tourist Information Office - Casa de Cultura
Telephone: 935 571 834
www.elmasnou.cat
casa.cultura@elmasnou.cat

View point

After the restoration and remodelling works, the building resumes its activities as a House of Culture.

A temporary exhibition hall and the Tourist Information Office are located on the ground floor, where you can download the mobile application for the route El Masnou terra de mar.

The first floor is an exhibition hall showcasing the most notable works from the municipal art collection, the majority from a donation made by Emili Josep Sala Barbarà in 1969.

You also are able to gaze upon the exuberant modernist decoration of the murals that adorn the walls and ceilings, the glazed ceramic wall tiles and traditional hydraulic (hydraulically pressed cement) floor tiles, and a lovely collection of period furniture.

The current House of Culture was the summer residence of the married couple Jaume Sensat i Sanjuan and Rosa Pagès i Orta. The building was remodelled in 1900 and 1901 following the design of master builder Pere Andreu, which reflects the owner’s taste in Islamic architecture, as he had spent two years in Egypt.

In 1964 Maria del Carme Planas i Sensat inherited the home after the death of the couple, who had no offspring. She left it to the Town Council in her will, with the condition that it was used for cultural purposes.