Catalonia's regional government and the building where its members sit are both called the Generalitat. When visiting the ... More
Palau de la Generalitat
Catalonia's regional government and the building where its members sit are both called the Generalitat. When visiting the building, there are two ways in: the 1403 Renaissance entrance in Plaça Sant Jaume , and Pere Joan's 1418 Gothic-style entrance with its relief of Sant Jordi (St. George), patron saint of Catalonia. Once inside, you'll pass through Pau Mateu's attractive Gothic courtyard (pati dels tarongers) planted with orange trees under the belfry, designed by Pere Ferrer in 1568 to Sant Jordi's chapel, the work of Catalan architect Marc Safont (1432-4). The building is only open to the public on April 23, Fiesta de Sant Jordi .
The Centro de Artesanía de la Comunidad Valenciana houses a permanent exhibition of traditional local crafts, including the famous Valencian
ceramics. You can buy some of the goods on display along with their quality guaranteed certificates. There's also a ...
Gaudí began this utterly surreal temple in 1882 and it is still under construction. Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família
(Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family) was originally intended to be a modest, NeoGothic church, but it has become ...
This is architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner's most important work. Started in 1902, construction was finally completed by his son
in 1930. Once a thriving hospital complex, the building houses 48 wards, all decorated with mosaics, sculptures and murals, ...