Pia Almoina (Canonja)

The House of Charity House is often called Canonja, because it was built on the site of the ancient Roman house attached to the wall where, until its dissolution in 1369, lived in the community of canons of the cathedral, under the rule St. Augustine.

The House of Charity House consists of two bodies of building. On the right, fronted headquarters and plan to lower front side of the Canonja, was built in the fifteenth century. It has three plants under a gable roof that has the ridge perpendicular to the main facade.

The portal, circular arch is a relief on the attributes of the Passion, the shield flanked by the Cathedral Chapter and the image of Saint Eulalia. In the corner is an inscription with the name of the institution in Gothic letters.

The body of XVI century building, attached to the left side and the front plane of the Headquarters, is of great simplicity and reflects, though austerely the new fashion in Renaissance Tuscan columns gallery of segmental arches culminating in the building.

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