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Barcelona Sights

Generalitat de Catalunya

  • Pl. de Sant Jaume 4 Map It
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Government Building

Updated 03/10/2014

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Opposite city hall, the Palau de la Generalitat is the seat of the autonomous Catalan government. Seen through the front windows of this ornate 15th-century palace, the gilded ceiling of the Saló de Sant Jordi (St. George's Hall), named for Catalonia's dragon-slaying patron saint, gives an idea of the lavish decor within. Carrer del Bisbe, running along the right side of the building from the square to the Cathedral, offers a favorite photo op: the ornate gargoyle-bedecked

Gothic bridge overhead, connecting the Generalitat to the building across the street. The Generalitat opens to the public on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, on Día de Sant Jordi (St. George's Day: April 23), during the Fiesta de la Mercé in late September, and on various other city or Catalonian holidays. There are carillon concerts here on Sunday at noon, another opportunity to see the inside of the building.

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Pl. de Sant Jaume 4, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain

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  • 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month and some holidays. Check with protocol office through main telephone number

Updated 03/10/2014


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