This house in the centre of Moià is a 17th-century manorial building with a remarkable architectural and artistic value. But if there is one thing that makes it special, it is that in around 1660 Rafael Casanova, was born here, hero of the defence of Barcelona on 11th September 1714.
Casanova was the son of a well-to-do family of Moià who made their money from trading in grain and wool. Their wealth can be seen in the features of the home, especially in the richly decorated interior. Made up of ground floor, first floor and attic, with a rear garden and basement, highlights include the main façade with sgraffito (decorated plasterwork).
Currently, the house is home to an exhibition which shows the keys to conflict of 1714: from the outbreak of an international war to determine the successor to the Spanish Crown after the death of the heirless Carles II, until the fall of the city of Barcelona at the hands of the Bourbon troops, Rafael Casanova was responsible for the defence of the city as a Mayor and Commander-in-Chief of La Coronela, the armed forces of Barcelona.
Visit the birthplace of one of the most important characters in the history of Catalonia, which now houses a museum that explains all the keys events of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1715).
From 1st September to 31st July: Summer Hours: Closed on 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December and 1st, 5th and 6th of January.
Thursday and Friday: 10.30 am - 2 pm
Saturdays: from 10.30 am to 2 pm and from 3.30 pm to 6 pm
Sundays and public holidays from 10.30 am to 3 pm
Thursdays and Fridays: from 10.30 am - 2 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10.30 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm
From 1st September to 31st July:
Closed on 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December and 1st, 5th and 6th of January.
Normal admission: €4
Reduced admission: €2
People aged 65 or more, pensioners, the holders of the Youth Card, students with International Student Card, those possessing the large family or parent, no tourist groups of 10 or more people by appointment. If this is a group where some members are entitled to free entry can continue to enjoy this reduction
Persons under 16 years, the unemployed, the members of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments), duly accredited, the members of the Association of Museum of Catalonia duly accredited, those professional tour guides, duly accredited, people of formal education teachers accredited by the management of the school in carrying out their work, the press duly accredited professionals, in the exercise of their work, have communicated in writing their visit, people with disability certificate. The accompanying rate will also free if the accreditation card identifies the person accompanying need