Palau del Lloctinent, Barcelona

Palau del Lloctinent, Barcelona

When the kingdoms of Catalonia and Aragón were joined with that of Castile, Carlos V created the office of deputy ("lloctinent") for the court’s representative, and this palace, the official residence, was built in 1549 by Antoni Carbonell. The facade is Catalan Gothic, but the inner courtyard is one of the few examples of Renaissance architecture left in the city and has a wonderful carved wooden ceiling.

The fascinating thing about this magnificently restored place is all the history associated with it. Various documents, papers and other similar items from the 12th century have been preserved here, and visitors can even see some of these documents as featured in the exhibitions of the on-site museum and learn about the Archives of the Crown of Aragon – now evidently the largest Medieval Archive – and how they came into existence.

Tip:
Take a stroll up the main stairs to the gallery/balcony and look up at the stunning carved wooden ceiling!

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am–7pm; free admission

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Sight Name: Palau del Lloctinent
Sight Location: Barcelona, Spain (See walking tours in Barcelona)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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