Sant Francesc de Sales Church

 Neoghotic church of Sant Francesc de Sales, the old Salesian church and convent of Barcelona.
The facade. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Barcelona Pictures)
In the middle of Passeig de Sant Joan Avenue, between the Valencia and Aragó streets, stands majestically one of the most beautiful examples of neogothic architecture in Barcelona. The current church of Sant Francesc de Sales was built between 1878 and 1885 as part of the convent of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary. After the abandonment of the convent in 1936 by the Salesian nuns, the building was converted into a religious college and later into a parish church.
This construction of great elegance and beauty is considered as the most important work of the architect Joan Martorell y Montells (1833-1906), born in Barcelona and Antoni Gaudí's teacher.
The church has a single nave with the shape of a Latin cross, polygonal apse and a protruding dome. The materials used are very diverse: bricks, stone, ceramics.
Highlights
The facade. A rare feature of the church is the situation of the belfry on the facade and the main access through the base of this. The long and slender polygonal pointed bell tower is flanked by two lateral pinnacles that reproduce in smaller scale the central tower.
The stained-glass windows.
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Contact
Address: 88-90 Passeig de Sant Joan Avenue - Barcelona 08009
Tel.: +34 934 587 667
E-mail: santfrancesc91@arqbcn.org
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Timetable
Working days: 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm.
Sundays and holidays: 10am to 2pm.
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Free admission
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Public transport
Metro. Verdaguer Station (L4 and L5 lines), 250m away, and Girona Station (L4 line), 500m away.
Bus. Lines 6, 19, 33, 34, 50, 51, 55, B24 and H10.
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°23'54.4"N 2°10'18.0"E / 41.398445, 2.171656
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