Old hospital of Santa Magdalena

Construction
The church is from the 14th century and the hospital from the 15th-16th century.

Architectural features
The church has only one nave without apse, with wooden cover and diaphragm arches. On the right there is a small lateral chapel with fan vaulting. The hospital was around a central cloister slightly altered. In the cloister we can see a well and the original pavement.

History
Following the unification process of the hospitals ordered by the king Ferran II the hospital of Santa Madalena was consolidated. Its aim was to take care of poor people, pilgrims and sick people. Later on a nuns community which taught the girls was established there, then it was a surgery and finally in the last century there was a textile factory, this was a negative factor for its structure. It was in that century when the Generalitat (Catalan Government) carried out a restoration process. Nowadays it is the seat of the Regional Archive of the Conca de Barberà.

Visit
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Price
Free.

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