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Centre de la Vieille Charite

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Centre de la Vieille Charite

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Dimitris L wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia19,279 contributions59,768 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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bombaybeauty wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York231 contributions113 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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rumpelcrepeskin wrote a review Jan 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Yair Bar Zohar wrote a review Oct 2019
Qiryat Ata, Israel2,041 contributions320 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Plino wrote a review Oct 2019
Cologne, Germany185 contributions101 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: October 2019
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