Council Palace

The Council appeared in the 14C. as a commission of the Catalan parliament made up of two representatives from each class whoose main job was to collect tax. The palace is a huge building with three floors, built at the start of the 14C originally in the Gothic style, then later changed. The façade on Sant Jaume square, was built around about 1600 by Pere Blay, the leading Catalan architect at the time, and is a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture.

Useful information

Opening hours

guided tours 2nd and 4th weekends of every month

Nearby tourist attractions

Eixample district
Eixample district
Born out of a need to extend and
90 minutes
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
More commonly known as "La Pedrera",
60 minutes
Avinguda Diagonal
Avinguda Diagonal
This long avenue crosses the town in a
15 minutes
Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes)
Casa Terrades (Casa de les Punxes)
This building is best known as the «Casa
15 minutes
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Created by Tàpies in 1984, this
120 minutes
Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló
This masterful work by Gaudí is part of
60 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Eixample district
Eixample district
Born out of a need to extend and
90 minutes
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
More commonly known as "La Pedrera",
60 minutes
Avinguda Diagonal
Avinguda Diagonal
This long avenue crosses the town in a
15 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Created by Tàpies in 1984, this
120 minutes
Fundació Arqueòlogic Clos; Museu Egipci de Barcelona
Fundació Arqueòlogic Clos; Museu Egipci de Barcelona
The private collection, presented in a
60 minutes
Centre of research and Cultural resources of Barcelona - CERC
Centre of research and Cultural resources of Barcelona - CERC
You must cross the threshold of the
15 minutes
See all