Jaume Fuster Library

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Jaume Fuster Library

Just after its inauguration, at the end of 2005, the building housing the Jaume Fuster Library, designed by Josep Llinàs, won the FAD prize for architecture. Today, it is considered to be one of the jewels of the district, not only for its architectural value, but in particular for its collection which is one of the best in the Barcelona public libraries system.

A symbol of design  

The famous Jaume Fuster Library in Gràcia's Plaça de Lesseps stands out with its luminous geometric structure. It was built on the former site of a metro garage and workshop, which was abandoned for many years.

This building, of enormous architectural value, was built by the architect Josep Llinàs and earned him the 2006 FAD prize for architecture, one of the most important awards in this field that is granted in Spain.

A reading space

The building, the inside of which is equally impressive as the outside, has one of the best library collections in the city, with more than 104,000 items available for public use. In addition it has a local collection with historical documents that include references to the district of Gràcia and to local literary writers who lived or have lived in Gràcia.

With almost 2,000 daily users and following its transformation into one of the most active cultural spaces in the neighbourhood, the library organises activities for children and adults, workshops, reading clubs, exhibitions and many other proposals in which participation is free. It is a real pleasure to visit Plaça de Lesseps and enter one of the cultural thermometers of the neighbourhood.

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