Enjoy the city of Manresa on an itinerary that will take you to the cave of Saint Ignatius, the monumental cathedral, the medieval street, Carrer del Balç, and the Interpretation Centre, where you'll be able to visit the Espai Manresa 1522: the city of Ignatius.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
is the personality who has done the most to bring the city of Manresa to worldwide attention. It was here that he discovered his religious vocation and found the inspiration to write his Spiritual Exercises when he spent a year in the city in 1522.
The Ignatius Trail visits a series of places steeped in anecdotes, legends and symbolism in memory of the founder of the Company of Jesus
: the former school, the Col·legi de Sant Ignasi, the chapel, the Capella del Rapte, the well, known as the Pou de la Gallina, and the impressive cave of Saint Ignatius, which was built between the 17th and 18th centuries.
You'll also visit the new Espai Manresa 1522 Interpretation Centre
, housed in the former theatre and conservatoire in the plaça Sant Domènec, where you'll travel back to the late 16th century to find out what Manresa was like when Saint Ignatius was living there. What does your booking include?
- Two-hour tour of Manresa following in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius led by an expert guide.
Times and languages
: every Friday at 11am in English. Thursday at 11am in Spanish. The last Sunday of the month at 11am, in Catalan.Length of tour
: 2 hours.Meeting point
: Cova de Sant Ignasi. Camí de la Cova, s/n. Manresa. FGC: pl. Espanya until Manresa Viladordis stop (R5). Rodalies Renfe: Barcelona Sants until Manresa stop (R4). Bus: Sagalés. Rda. Universitat.
- Tickets may be handed to the guide on the day of the visit.
- Some of the sites are not accessible for people with reduced mobility.