Discover the Catalan public library that was truly ahead of its time. Founded in 1895 by Rossend Arús. The guided tour will tell you about the history of this unique library and its connections with the history of the social movements prevalent in Barcelona during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Passeig de San Joan, 26

Open Hours

Guided visits: saturdays from March to May and from October to December; 10am in English, 11.15am in Spanish and at 12.30pm in Catalan.

Length: 1 hour.
Meeting point: Biblioteca Arús.
Children under 7 free admission.


L1, (Arc de Triomf) L2, (Tetuan)
19, 51, 55, H16, 39, 40, 42 and 19
Renfe : R1, R3 and R4, Arc de Triomf.

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