Can Rosés Library

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Can Rosés Library

Listed as local heritage and now converted into a library, Can Rosés is one of the few remaining farmhouses in Les Corts that remain standing as reminders of the area’s rural past. The building, greatly prized by the local people, is an architectural gem in the baroque style with two floors and a facade decorated with geometric forms.

From farmhouse to library

Standing at a point where the old path from Les Corts to Sarrià used to run, when this was a completely rural area and the two districts were separate townships from Barcelona, the former Can Rosés farmhouse has a long history. Now converted into a library, Can Rosés has a two-fold historical value, as it also houses the historic and local documentary collection of Les Corts district and its neighbourhoods.

A constant purpose

Built in the first half of the eighteenth century and altered in 1900 by Joaquim Gelabert i Cuyás, the farmhouse is listed as local heritage in the city. In 1991, the site was refurbished for the second time, on this occasion to convert it into the municipal library we see today.

The library contains more than 39,000 reference documents relating to the history of Les Corts,its parks, gardens, farmhouses, buildings, festivities and local institutions, such as FC Barcelona. These resources take us on a journey through the everyday history of a former township and its inhabitants.

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