Church Mare de Déu de Betlem

Baroque building, which suffered a fire in 1936

Only the Baroque facade, one nave basilica type and 10 side chapels remains. It was the first home of the Jesuits in Catalonia and was home to the largest college of the University.

Church emblematic Rambla de Barcelona, ​​which at first was a church of the Society of Jesus, a huge fire destroyed it in the seventeenth century and a larger built in the same place, but in Baroque style. With the expulsion of the Jesuits, the church became a parish. Again, during the Civil War, he suffered a serious fire which only survived the front and side walls, and rebuilt again.

On the main facade, the birth scene of Jesus say is the first known manger, in fact Bethlehem is the traditional place of the exhibition of nativity scenes of the Association of Bethlehem in Barcelona. On the side wall of the facade of the Rambla and the c/ Carmen / highlights Baroque niche with the image of Xavier St. Francesc, corner c/ Carmen with c/ Xuclà.

Items to note:

  • The ceramic canopy Manel Padrós
  • The tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament
  • Chapel oils Chapel of the Virgin of the Helpless
  • The door of the Child Jesus to which Mn. Cinto Verdaguer dedicated his article "Holy Infant Rambla"


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