Royal chapel of Santa Àgata

Chapel
This is the chapel of the royal palace Palau Reial de Barcelona, started in 1302 and originally consecrated to Saint Mary. The building reflects the characteristic sobriety of Catalan Gothic architecture. Inside we can find the panel of Saint Agatha and “El retaule del Conestable”, masterpiece of Catalan Gothic painting.

Tapestry Museum at La Granja Royal Palace Its construction began in 1302, as part of the palace restoration work requested by King Jaume II and carried out by the master builder Bertran Riquer. It was originally dedicated to Santa Maria, but in 1601 this was changed to Saint Àgata because of the relics that were kept there.

The building reflects the characteristic sobriety the Catalan Gothic style. Made up of one single nave of three diagphragmic arches with spurs that supports the woodern roof, a small cross, two chapels and the gallery. The octagonal bell tower, uses the remains of the roman wall, that was also used to build the vestry.

Inside is the tabla de Santa Àgata (15th century), the work of the Master Burgo de Osma, and presiding over the chapel is the Condestable altarpiece, painted in in 1465 by the Valle artistJaume Huguet at the order of the Catalan kingPere IV, ruler of Portugal. The central motif is the Epiphany and it is considered a masterpiece of Catalan Gothic painting.

  • Architectural style: Gothic
  • Year of construction: 1302
  • Architect: Bertran Riquer
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French
  • Ownership: Public
  • Annual closing: Mondays.
  • Opening hours - summer : Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00; Sundays from 10:00 to 20:00.
  • Opening hours - winter: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00; Sundays from 10:00 to 20:00.
WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Royal chapel of Santa Àgata
  • Royal chapel of Santa Àgata

  • Address:Square del Rei, 1

  • 08002 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Royal chapel of Santa Àgata
  • Royal chapel of Santa Àgata

  • Address: Square del Rei, 1

  • 08002 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Telephone:932 562 100

  • Fax:933 150 957

  • E-mail:museuhistoria@bcn.cat

  • Web:http://museuhistoria.bcn.cat

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