The manor house
The museum resides in a stunning manor house, which in parts, dates back to the 13th century. Its architecture emanates characteristics from the Gothic and Renaissance periods. The manor bares a rich history as the birthplace of the Catalan noble family of Raset, a family of influential figures in the public arena and the church, some centuries ago. More recently, during the Spanish Civil war, it was a place of refuge for the famous Spanish poet Antonio Machado, whilst on his way to his exile in Collioure (France), 1939. Interestingly, the manor house lies along the well-known Santiago route and the ancient Via Augusta.
Today the building is listed as BIC (Bien Intères Cultural), as declared by the Ministry of Culture of Spain and provides a fantastic ambience for showcasing the artworks of the Bueler-Bernard collection.