Centre de la Vieille Charite

Centre de la Vieille Charite

Centre de la Vieille Charite
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babykong
London, UK469 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
This really is a beautiful building. I didn’t visit any of the exhibits, as I have to admit to being a bit ‘museum fatigued’ at this point! But I thoroughly enjoyed admiring the beautiful architecture of the arcades, and the chapel with the unusual ovoid dome.
Written September 22, 2022
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Pathfinder84483
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Fascinating place with very interesting.
The personel were very helpful. I recomend this without doubt.
Written July 26, 2022
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James L
Birmingham, UK11 contributions
Jun 2022
This former place of healing and welcome is a glorious building with 3 levels of collonade. Houses the museum of archeology and, when we visited, an exhibition on migration through the ages - very topical. Indoors was gloriously cool when it was 35 degrees outside. Nice little cafe in the courtyard.
Written June 25, 2022
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Julia Vitullo-Martin
New York City, NY152 contributions
May 2022
A former almshouse & refuge for beggars, the gorgeous, baroque La Vieille Charité was built between 1671 and 1749 because the powers that be in Paris wanted beggars off the streets of Marseille. Nonetheless, renowned architect Pierre Puget did a beautiful job using pink and yellow-tinted molasse stone from ancient Roman quarries and providing residents a great deal of light and air. Now Charité houses museums and cultural activities, plus a pleasant outdoor cafe. We especially liked the Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology on the ground floor and the "Objets Migrateurs" exhibit emphasizing Odysseus and Aneas. A brilliant approach to discussing issues of migrations within the Mediterranean.
Written May 31, 2022
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RayNYC9
New York City369 contributions
Aug 2021
The current Surrealism exhibit is impressive, and shows a lot of excellent thought and planning. My compliments. There is also the permanent exhibit of Mideastern art from say 2000 to 0 BCE which is impressive. Other exhibits were temporarily closed. The building, a former hospital, is also notable. The museum itself is essentially the northwest anchor of the hilltop Panier district, which has a “Haight Ashbury in the 1960’s” vibe. But with more art galleries. Lots of steps and stairs to get up there - with fewer steps or stairs if you come from the Cathedral direction.
Written August 8, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia41,309 contributions
Aug 2019
Centre de la Vieille Charite is an architecturally appealing building, having been built in a Baroque and classical style and having some beautiful Corinthian style columns all around. It dates to the 17th and 18th centuries and its purpose was to be a home caring for the poor. Today it serves as a museum and a cultural centre. We were not able to visit all areas of the centre, but only some parts. It's worth a visit if you can manage it, even from the street.
Written July 2, 2020
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bombaybeauty
New York City, NY253 contributions
Jul 2019
There are some small, interesting museums here along with temporary exhibitions. But the real reason to visit is the building. The light, the arcades, the dome, it's all magical.
Written February 6, 2020
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rumpelcrepeskin
5 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
The affinity of the building complex
's hospital/ museum portion to the Hotel Dieu speaks volumes of the conservative building facade design, while the classic Roman Temple style building added later ads a character to the complex lacking in the hospital/hotel site.
Written January 11, 2020
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Yair Bar Zohar
Qiryat Ata, Israel2,075 contributions
Oct 2019
At the heart of the Panja neighborhood is the Via Sharita complex, which served as a shelter for the needy from the mid-18th century. In the center of the museum stands a central neoclassical chapel, built as early as the mid-17th century, even before the shelter was erected. During World War II, when the old port was destroyed, dozens of homeless families moved to Luya. However, the Via Sharita complex closed in 1962 due to poor safety conditions. And only in 1981 did they complete the reconstruction of the complex. Today, you will find a museum and cultural center complex. On the first floor is the Mediterranean Archeology Museum, and on the second floor is the Museum of Art of Different Cultures. It is recommended to ascend to the second floor of the complex and be impressed by the impressive complex, which is built of beautiful golden-pink limestone.

Admission is reasonable. Admission is free for those aged 17 and under.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Written October 21, 2019
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Plino
Cologne, Germany209 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This old building is a masterpiece of a social architecture. Originally a home for the poorest of the society now has some interesting collections. The Egyptian section is very interesting and well organized. The others are esthetically interesting but focused on the taste of the original collectors.
You can access the patio without paying entrance and in summer time the a/c of the museum is highly welcome
Written October 19, 2019
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