Palau De La Generalitat De Catalunya, Barcelona

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The Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya is a historic palace in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It houses the offices of the Presidency of the Generalitat de Catalunya. It is one of the few buildings of medieval origin in Europe that still functions as a seat of government and houses the institution that originally built it.

The palace is located in the district of Ciutat Vella in Barcelona. It is bounded by the Carrer del Bisbe, Carrer de Sant Sever and Carrer de Sant Honorat. Its principal façade gives onto the Plaça de Sant Jaume, across from the City Hall of Barcelona.

The original building was purchased in 1400 by then-president Alfons de Tous. It was located on the Carrer de Sant Honorat, in the former Jewish Quarter, or Call. The first extension (in the year 1416) faced the street and was carried out by Bishop Marc Safont, who also built the chapel of St. George, in 1434.

In 1596, Pere Blai designed the current principal façade on the Plaça de Sant Jaume, in the Renaissance style. This is the first grand façade of this architectural style in Catalonia. Thereafter, several other houses were purchased and integrated into the palace.
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  • The Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya is a palace that houses the offices of the Presidency of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The building is not open to tourists and all you'll see is the front...  more »
  • In the heart of the Gothic Quarters, and right across city hall. Very beautiful architecture and great plaza.  more »
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  • Directly opposite the town hall the building of politicals. Not much to see however the square or piazza is where bug events takes place. Worth the visit.
  • Visita obligada. You must see if you are in Barcelona, don't forget a walk arround the building

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