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History of Manresa

Along the visit through the rooms of the museum you will find some objects that approach us to the history of Manresa and El Bages and to the people who have lived here. Explaining this history through the objects and artworks which have been protagonist is one of the aims of this exhibition.

In the visit through the rooms you can find a place where we introduce two punctual and significant moments of this history: the stay of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in Manresa in 1522, that at the same time, shows us a step to the world of Renaissance and the “Batalles del Bruc” (Battles of El Bruc), from June in 1808, in the setting of the Napoleonic wars, which are an achievement in the transition of the XVIIIth century to the XIXth C.

First floor

 

Outstanding pieces

 

Distribution of patriotic rosettes to the upraised people

Francesc Cuixart i Barjau

Oil on canvas, 1897

(Serial of scenes from the Bruc battles, on June 1808 and reproduction of some mural paintings made in 1811 at the country house Les Farreres, Rellinars del Vallès).

Arrival of the Sometent Catalan Army to Manresa

Francesc Cuixart i Barjau

Oil on canvas, 1897

(Serial of scenes from the Bruc battles, on June 1808 and reproduction of some mural paintings made in 1811 at the country house Les Farreres, Rellinars del Vallès).

Attack of the Catalan guerrilla to the French Cuirassiers of the vanguard of the General Schwarz' division

Francesc Cuixart i Barjau

Oil on canvas, 1897

(Serial of scenes from the Bruc battles, on June 1808 and reproduction of some mural paintings made in 1811 at the country house Les Farreres, Rellinars del Vallès).


 
 

Sight of Manresa

Alexandre de Laborde

Engraving, 19th century

In "Voyage pittoresque et historique de l'Espagne" 1808 - 1820.

The house and the church of Saint Ignatius’ Cave and the Convent of Capuchin

Josep Sunyer and Josep Quer, sculptors

Drawing (ink) on paper, XVIII C.

Stamp of the city of Manresa

XVIth C.


 
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