Aula Magna Conciliar Seminary of Barcelona

The sober but imposing building of the Conciliar Seminary of Barcelona was built in 1882 by the prestigious architect Elías Rogent (the same one who designed the neighboring University of Barcelona) under a neo-medieval and predominantly neo-Romanesque historicist style, with a floor plan in the shape of a Greek cross. , unique in its time. From its interior, highlights are the entrance hall, three large double-height cloisters, a chapel with a dome full of stained glass windows and the main hall.

The building was designed to house future priests and their training but, with the passage of time, without abandoning its main function, it has opened its doors to other uses until today, where other training or cultural activities are hosted.

During the Tragic Week of 1909, the Seminary was attacked and partially burned and, during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), it was looted and had different uses. After the conflict, the building was restored and the seminarians returned.

The Aula Magna, designed by the architect Bernardí Martorell i Puig, nicknamed at the time as “the jewel of the Seminary”, is a solemn space with a style inspired by Byzantine architecture. Witness to multiple events, both religious and civil, it never ceases to surprise everyone who visits it.

250 m2
200 people
Post-event cleaning