Capuchin Monestary in Girona
On the premises of the City Museum:
The City History Museum is housed in a building which has of itself a singular past behind it. Its basement contains remains of the late-2nd or early-3rd century Roman wall. In the 15th century it was a prominent Gothic mansion belonging to the Cartellà family, later becoming the Sant Antoni monastery of the Capuchin friars. Simply of itself the building is a true marvel, with surprising areas that have been preserved in magnificent condition, as is the case of the former monastery’s cemetery or desiccator, the cistern (an interesting example of a water tank), the cloister and the impressive salons. Towards the end of the 19th century it became a middle school, while finally 1981 saw the creation of the City History Museum.