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Garden History and practical information

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Art collection Recovery and maintenance

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The Foundation

Fundación Julio Muñoz Ramonet

The Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet was created in 1994 to fulfil the entrepreneur’s last wishes, who died in 1991. In his will, he bequeathed his estate on calle de Muntaner, with all its contents, to the city of Barcelona with the aim of being preserved and visited by the general public. The objective is to promote, disseminate and defend cultural heritage.

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The Foundation events...

Don’t miss the activities and all that
the Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet has to offer.

20/09/2020

Harvest of avocados

The maintenance and preservation of the garden requires constant tasks. Occasionally, the fruits of some of its trees are collected. This year, the avocado harvest has been very good and, in small quantities, they are offered to the people who come for a walk in the garden.
Advocado trees are very rare in the city of Barcelona and the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation has one of the biggest in the city.

19/09/2020

Resumption of activities in the garden

Next Saturday, September 19, we will once again launch activities for family audiences in the Foundation's garden.
We will wait for you!

14/09/2020

Activities in the garden of the Nausica School

Starting next Monday, September 14, class groups from the Nausica School will do outdoor activities in the Foundation\'s garden.

26/07/2020

Tornen les activitats el 26 de juliol!

Reprenem les activitats adoptan les mesures de prevenció necessàries perquè pugueu tornar a gaudir amb nosaltres. T’esperem al jardí de la Fundació JMR!

25/06/2020

Garden reopening, June 25th

On June 25, the garden will be reopened to the public.
In order to be able to use it with the resumption of activities, it will be necessary to take into account the measures that you will find in the link and at the entrance of the garden:

13/03/2020

Notice: The garden of the Fundación JMR is currently closed

In line with the recommendations of the health authorities and with the aim of limiting the propagation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Fundación and the Garden will remain closed to the public from March 13 until further notice.
Thank you for your collaboration.

18/11/2019

Change of venue for the activity scheduled on 24th November

Due to improvement works being carried out on the garden, the theatre performance “Don Julio, el retorn” [Don Julio, the return], scheduled on 24th November, will be held on the same day, however there will only be one performance at 6 p.m. at the Born Centre Cultural i Memòria, no. 12 plaça Comercial.

12/06/2019

Presentation of the collective book: “Muñoz Ramonet, retrat dún home sense imatge” [Muñoz Ramonet, portrait of a man without image].

On Wednesday 12th June, at 7 p.m., marking the eighth anniversary of Can Batlló, the presentation of the collective book “Muñoz Ramonet, retrat dún home sense imatge” (Comanegra 2019), took place at the Auditori de Can Batlló.

9/06/2019

9th edition of the Festival Simfónic held at the Foundation’s garden

For the third consecutive year, the Festival of Simultaneous Concerts has chosen the Foundation’s garden as a venue. This time the concert will be played by Virtèlia Escola de Música.

15/05/2019

Guided tour of the garden

On 15th May we had the pleasure of accompanying a group of 25 people from the Casal de Gent Gran of Sant Ildefons. We walked through this historical garden, recounting its history and restoration process.

8/04/2019

Cultural April, Sant Jordi and the Foundation’s garden

On 23rd April at 6 p.m., the Compañía Jordi Font will present the show entitled El Contador de leyendas [The storyteller of legends]. A musician and an actor come together to tell stories and legends from Catalan lands.  A show for all audiences.The book Muñoz Ramonet, retrato de un hombre sin imagen [Muñoz Ramonet, portrait of a man without image] will also be sold at this event.

6/04/2019

Cultural April, Concert: The saxophone quartet sound

The concert will be performed in the main house on 6th April by the Limnos Quartet, a saxophone ensemble playing their original pieces, as well as others written for the organ, string quartet or orchestra, but today performed by the four saxophones.

5/04/2019

Cultural April, Conference: How did Julio Muñoz become a collector?

During the conference held in the main house on 5th April, Professor Esther Alsina discussed how Julio Muñoz Ramonet became the owner of one of the most important art collections, previously owned by Rómulo Bosch i Catalina. If you couldn’t attend, please find below the link to the conference’s video:

4/04/2019

Cultural April, presentation of the book: Muñoz Ramonet, retrat d’un home sense imatge [Muñoz Ramonet, portrait of a man without image]

During the presentation of the book, which took place in the main house on 4th April, the following participated: Manel Risques, Professor of Contemporary History at the Universidad de Barcelona and editor of the book, Xavier Muñoz, entrepreneur; José Martí Gómez, journalist and Miguel Ángel Montañés, journalist.

28/03/2019

Cultural April, Programme of Activities at the Foundation

On the occasion of the book "Muñoz Ramonet, retrato de un hombre sin imagen [Muñoz Ramonet, portrait of a man without image]" being published, the Foundation will open the doors of the main house with a programme of activities designed to showcase the work being carried out since the garden was opened to the general public. Activities have limited places, please register by following the below link:

22/01/2018

Visit the works of «El Greco» and Goya at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

On 29th June, two of the most important artworks that the industrialist Julio Muñoz Ramonet bequeathed to the Foundation, were returned to the city of Barcelona.

16/11/2017

Restoration of the dividing wall of the Muñoz Ramonet Gardens

The Instituto Municipal del Paisaje Urbano signed an agreement with the Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet and the estate’s neighbourhood community which is adjacent to the gardens, to restore and embellish the dividing wall.

13/07/2017

The Foundation recovers «Greco and Goya» art pieces

After years of lawsuits to recover the art collection, on 29th June, two of the most important works that the industrialist Julio Muñoz Ramonet bequeathed to the Foundation that bears his name were returned to the city of Barcelona! They are The Annunciation by El Greco and The Apparition of the Virgin of the Pillar by Goya.

1/07/2017

Can Batlló in the nineteen forties –En temps del Sr. Muñoz [In the days of Mr Muñoz], a show at Can Batlló

7th, 8th and 9th july 2017
En el tiempo del Sr. Muñoz [In the days of Mr Muñoz], is a show for the general public to participate and interact with the performance that focuses on the day-to-day life of the factory, its workers and the people of the neighbourhood. The show will be performed within Can Batlló, in several streets and industrial warehouses of the old factory.

7/06/2016

The garden of the Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet opens to the public

The garden of the Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet was opened on Sunday 5th June to the general public, as a new green space in the city. The opening ceremony took place in the morning with activities for all the family including music, painting and storytelling.

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The first Sunday of every month (except for August), the Foundation hosts monthly activities aimed at the general public and families. The Mediterranean garden offers a calm environment where you can enjoy different types of activities: storytelling, clowns, puppets, dance, theatre, etc.

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