This building located within the Citadel premises has two levels intended to host art exhibitions. Solo and group exhibitions are displayed here, focusing on heritage, art, history or architecture. Entry to these exhibitions is free. This historic building was built in 1680, and held a cellar in the lower floor and a grain and food supplies depot in the upper level. It was redesigned in 1720 by engineer Sala.
It has two irregular rectangular floor plans, each one consisting of two vaulted naves connected by arched openings in the central wall. The building is made of old stone and brick. It is supported by ten buttresses on the west side and eight on the east side. The lower floor is a semi-basement standing 1.25 metres below ground level. The two naves on the lower floor or semi-basement have ribbed vaults and the two naves on the first floor have barrel vaults. The building has temperature and humidity control systems, plus a radio frequency fire and/or smoke detection system.
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm & 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
Sundays and public holidays: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Monday: Closed.
EXHIBITION HALL DIMENSIONS
The room on the ground floor is divided into two 5.3 m x 33 m galleries (165 usable square metres each), amounting to a total 330 square metres. It has 13 2.25 m x 3.67 m panels, 4 2.25 m x 4.06 m panels and 4 3.2 m x 5.3 m pointed panels, amounting to a total 85 linear metres of wall space.
The room on the first floor is divided into two 5.3 m x 33 m galleries (165 usable square metres each), amounting to a total 330 square metres. For arched openings communicated the two naves. Access from the ground floor is through a spiral staircase. It has four 2.05 m x 1.80 m panels, twelve 2.05 m x 3.67 m panels, two 2.60 m x 4 m panels and two 2.05 m x 1.1 m panels, plus two 3 m. x 2.15 m modules. All this adds up to a total 139 linear metres of wall space.