Art Nouveau in LLEIDA
Old Cinema Vinyes
House (La VinÝcola)
MagÝ Llorens House
Flour factory La Meta
Market Caves Raimat
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This building was built the year 1920 being one of the first movies of
The fašade shows a mixture of styles, among Art
Nouveau and noucentist (the style following the Art Nouveau in
At present the building has been restored and presents a very spectacular
fašade that offers a coloristic aspect to the zone of Blondel Avenue
in which it is found.
Small Art Nouveau building built by the architect
Francesc de Paula Morera i Gatell with brick, adorned abroad with glazed
The doors and windows show the typical disposition in steeps so frequent
in the Catalan Art Nouveau.
The interior, unfortunately in bad condition due to its present
utilization, still conserves some interesting engraved beams.
House (La VinÝcola)
Blondel Avenue, 88,
corner to Catalunya Avenue,6
and Paloma Street Lleida (SegriÓ)
Projected by Joan Bergˇs, of who is the most significant building, in the
It was built in a period of transition in which the
Art Nouveau schemes were only circumstantialy used.
Unique element of the Art Nouveau in Lleida by their formal
characteristics in the fašade with the view points of the corner and the
singular processing of the openings, all it reinforced with the chromatic
quality of plaster.
Some parts of the building are to emphasize as the wavy lintels and
plaster of the facade, with geometric forms.
During the rehabilitation works it appeared in the basement some
remainders of the old Gate of Sant Antoni (XVII century), wich is a gate
of the city built together with the new wall.
Known popularly as La VinÝcola because during many years its low plant was
a wine cellar with this name
De la Sal
corner to El Clot de les
Monges Lleida (SegriÓ)
Art Nouveau style building projected by the
architect Francesc de Paula Morera i Gatell.
It was built between 1906 and 1910 and carries this name because it seems
that it was the house of a prestigious architect of Lleida, Joan Bergˇs.
This building show an interesting architectural representation of
balconies and typical moldings of the Art Nouveau.
One of its values is the beauty of the work of forges and the use of Art
Nouveau ornaments of geometric and floral shapes.
Historically, it was built in a cultural period of great strength in which
the middle-class buildings was treated with great care and a certain
degree of illustration.
In a balcony of the adjoin house, the historic Bookstore Fregola, there is
a figure of the Virgin of the Pillar and the child Jesus. It is a
reproduction of the year 1740, of baroque style, of an old sculpture in
wood of the XII century, that is illuminated each 12 October to venerate
Building erected according to project of the architect Francesc Lamolla i
Morante, the first plans of which are in the City Hall dated in 1898.
It was built in full Art Nouveau period even when
its style cannot be exactly qualified of Art Nouveau.
It emphasizes for the artistic processing of the facade, in which the
balconies, the floral motives of stone of the ground floor or the gallery
are very interesting.
It was the house of the banker of Lleida MagÝ Llorens but it is also
known as La Pedrera lleidatana by the great quantity and quality of its
artistic elements. Even when in the high part of the house the date of
1905 can be seen, in reality it was not built until 1907.
In the year 1998 the building was bought for a business of construction to
reconvert it in a building of dwellings, while the disappearance of the
Bulevard Victory enabled to reconvert part of the ground floor in two
modern stores. The works permitted to recover the facade to ends of the
year 1999 while in autumn from the 2000 the building, with 35 flats,
already began to to be inhabited.
The paintings of the interior of the access gate are very interesting.
The long history of the house in a so central place is the reason wy it
were the headquarters of companies as diverse as the Press of Republican
Youth of Lleida, the Red Cross or the Youth Spanish Organization (OJE).
Also the poet MagÝ Morera i Galicia. Its ground floor had in 1908 one of
the first movie theaters of the city, the Porfoliograph, best-known as the
Porfolio. The history of this building has been the object of a study of
the historian of TÓrrega, Camila Minguell Cardenyes.
Nouveau style building projected by the architect Francesc de Paula
Morera i Gatell. Built in the year 1910.
Plastered fašade, balconies in projecting and gallery on first and
second flats with polychrome glasses of the same style.
It is interesting to emphasize the great chromatic efects, the stone
plastered, the joinery and forge with Art Nouveau ondulations.
Its internal structure show pillars of foundry, stair of wood and tiles
The building revalues the square of Sant Francesc contrasting with the
other buildings by its chromatic value. The ground floor have
suffered changes by adaptations to new uses.
Art Nouveau building of the year 1920 projected by the architect Francesc de P.
Morera i Gatell. The building that had two plants of height, was mended
respectful in the year 1950 according to project of MariÓ GomÓ. This added was
made very carefully so that the facade have an unit aspect.
The quality of the details of ornamentation of the interior and the courtyard of
the ground floor is good.
The original door of entrance - altered since in a side a known cafÚ was opened
- gave access to the carriages to a courtyard extended to almost the end
of the plant.
The Art Nouveau style building, projected by the
architect Francesc de Paula Morera i Gatell, is an assembly of three buildings
aligned and dated in the year 1914.
To emphasize the two plants with gallery and hall with graffited marble and
joinery, stairs and flooring also of marble, banisters and floral graffitos.
It can be visited in case of theatrical representations.
Building projected and built
between the years 1912 and 1915 by the architect Francesc de Paula Morera
i Gatell, by assignment of Eduard Aunˇs to be used as an hotel.
Very luxurious fašade plentiful of decoration. The columns raise itself to
two small temples crowing the building.
Recently the building was substantially rebuild, despite that the original
facade has been respected.
Location: LluÝs Companys
Street, 22 and L'Escorxador
square Lleida (SegriÓ)
Art Nouveau style building, projected by Francesc de Paula Morera i Gatell and
built in 1918.
The building is composed of two arranged ships perpendicularmente, of simple
structure and linked by a cylindrical element with a brick dome.
main gate two monumental doors. Just as its
name indicates, the building was used as slaughterhouse since its
construction the year 1918 until the year 1984 when after to its restoration and
restructuring it became an cultural equipment. At present the building is the municipal theater
Art Nouveau industrial building
with a rectangular shape and elegant and compact
The fašade shows some of the typical decorative elements of the Art Nouveau, as the construction combined in stone and brick
harmonically interspersed. Ceramics are also present
especially as vertical element of windows separation.
between the years 1920 and 1922 according to project of Joaquim Porqueres
and under the direction of Francesc de Paula Morera i Gatell.
Typical Art Nouveau
building with a simple but elegant fašade culminated by a
pediment of original design that combines the brick, especially in
the elements of support, with the plaster of the walls.
The steeped windows are also a very habitual component of the Catalan Art
The building was since its construction a municipal market as it is today. It occupies the lands of the old University of Lleida
and the barracs of cavalries.
Les Afores, s/n 25111 Raimat
Saturdays and Sundays, at 10.30, 11.30
and 12.30 h.
(34) 973 72 40 00
Fax: (34) 973 72 40 61
Art Nouveau style cellar
projected by the architect
Joan Rubiˇ i Bellver. Built between 1918 and 1924. The
subsequent enlargements have been projected for Domingo Triay.
Named the Cathedral of Wine, - denomination also used for the rural buildings of
the architect CŔsar Martinell - it where absolutely
innovative by its structure of extensive arcades and by the utilization of new
materials, as the concrete.
Series of warehouses against the
lateral of the great main bay. The solution can be emphasized to isolate
the cover of the interior by means of stagnant water, at present
substituted by solid isolating materials. All the spaces are illuminated by
small beams of light entering through small glazed windows. The new
structure, is perfectly connected with the old zone of the wine cellar.
This new space is on the place of a previous hill and is adapted perfectly with
the landscape. This space normaly called pyramid dates of the yhear 1988.
Into the property, another interesting
building is found, the Raimat Castle located on a hill over the village.
This castle is much more old thant the rest of buildings, the first references
dated on the XI century, having suffered different enlargements, for which the historians situate its
present basic structure in 1627.
This castle is more
residential than defensive, and the interior was restructured in
1914. The lines of the fortificaciˇn are very austere. At present it is
used as a residence by the guests of the Raventˇs family.
Other architectural new but very interesting element, is the hill that was emptied to install in its interior the new wine cellars,
planting later a hectare of cabernet sauvignon over it. Inside the modern building
we can observe a pyramid of 3.000 kilograms that was transferred with ice
and was left to melt to set the position of this geometric figure.
wines of this exploitation are of a big quality, for these reason it are served in
the supper of gala of the Nobel Prizes in Sweden.
signaled with a
published under the
authorization of "Turisme de Lleida", Organisme autˇnom
de la Paeria - Ajuntament