Casa de la Ciutat. Barcelona City Hall

Historical building of interest
The current appearance of the building is the result of construction and renovation work to adapt it to the needs of the city government, which has created a compendium of artistic and architectural styles.

The current aspect of the building is the result of various building works and reforms to adapt it to the needs of the Cities' Government and these, have created a compendium of artistic and architectural styles.

The first construction was tat of the Salón de Ciento, started in 1373, and towards the end of the same century the façade of the Ciutat street was built a work in the Gothic style by Arnau Bargués.

The fire that destroyed Sant Jaume church in 1822 gave the option to extend the Casa de la Ciudad and to create a large square between it and the Palacio de la Generalitat. Due to the Universal Exhibition in 1888 new changes were made under the direction Domènech i Montaner, which created the royal rooms by excavating below the Salón de Ciento.

The The Universal Exhibition of 1929 was taken advantage of by the mayor Baró de Viver to carry out new works, restoring the façade, renovating the hall, creating a new building in the part of the Ciutat street and charging the painter Josep Maria Sert with the decoration of the Salón de Crónicas.

In the building the beautiful Gothic patio, the Sala de las Cuatro Estaciones (decorated by Ràfols Casamada), the Sala de la Ciudad (where the mains stages in the evolution of the of the town are illustrated with Arrufat town paintings), the staircase of honour and the sculptures of Llimona, Miró, Marès, Clarà y Gargallo that are in the hall stand out.

  • Architectural style: Gothic, Neoclassical
  • Year of construction: 1831
  • Architect: Josep Mas i Vilà
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish
  • Ownership: Public
  • Opening hours - summer : Sundays from 10:00 to 13:30.
  • Opening hours - winter: Sundays from 10:00 to 13:30.
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Casa de la Ciutat. Barcelona City Hall
  • Casa de la Ciutat. Barcelona City Hall

  • Address:Square Sant Jaume, 1

  • 08002 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Casa de la Ciutat. Barcelona City Hall
  • Casa de la Ciutat. Barcelona City Hall

  • Address: Square Sant Jaume, 1

  • 08002 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Telephone:010 / 932 853 834

  • Web:http://www.bcn.es

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