Casa-Museu Rafael Casanova | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Casa-Museu Rafael Casanova The home of the Chief Minister

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.

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What can I do?

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).

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Standard: €4
Concession: €2
Entitled to concessionary admission charge:

  • People aged 65 and over.
  • Pensioners.
  • Carnet Jove holders.
  • International Student Identity Card holders.
  • Large or single-parent family book holders.
  • Groups of ten or more people who are not tourists. If any of the persons entitled to free admission continues to enjoy this rate.

Entitled to free admission:

  • Children aged under 16.
  • Unemployed people upon presentation of proof of their status.
  • Accredited members of the ICOM (International Council of Museums) or ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments).
  • Accredited members of the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya.
  • Accredited professional tourist guides upon presentation of proof of their status.
  • Teachers who work in education centres that provide government-regulated education, accredited by the head of their education centre.
  • Accredited members of the press visiting in the course of their duties who have provided prior notification of their visit in writing.
  • Disabled people upon presentation of a certificate confirming their disabled status. The person accompanying them will also benefit from a free admission rate if the disabled status certificate states that the disabled person requires a companion.
  • Foster families upon presentation of proof of their status.
  • School parties (pupils int the general education system and special education with teaching staff) with a prior booking.

Special cases:

  • Free admission on the last Tuesday of eevery month between 1 October and 30 June
  • Groups that book through a tourism-related agency, operator or similar company will benefit from a 25% reduction on the applicable admission rate. The authorised guide or person accompanying the group will be given free admission.

Casa Museu Rafael Casanova
Carrer Rafael Casanova, 8
08180 Moià (Bages)
Tel. (+34) 938209134 / (+34) 938300143

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