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Palau De La Generalitat De Catalunya

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“lovely square”(2 reviews)
“the dragon”(2 reviews)
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Placa de Sant Jaume, 4, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
+34 934 02 46 00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an impressive building on Plaça de Sant Jaume. It was originally built in the 18th century and has served several purposes since then, including housing the Catalonia parliament twice, before and after Franco. The building sits across the square from Barcelona city hall....More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a pretty square with nicely done cobblestone but, I assume due to the government function, there are no benches or street performers. I suspect most visits or five minutes or under.

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We came across this large, three-story building when wandering the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter. The Palau de la Generalitat and the City Hall opposite dominate the Quarter’s massive Placa de Santa Jaume. It was Easter weekend when we came here and a crowd...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Palau dela Generalitat de Catalunya is a nicely built structure on Placa St. Jaume of the Gotic Quarter. It is quite impressive among the neighboring buildings and visitors normally come to take photos in front of the building with flags flying high above.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Catalonia's government building is huge stone one in the middle of Barcelona's Gothic quarter. It may be interesting inside, but the facade is unimpressive.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I visited during St George's Day when they open to the public. Such a beautiful building, and a very interesting visit. Recommended if you happen to be around for April 23rd! (Saint Jordi is the patron saint of Catalunya.)

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We were lucky that when we visited it was between demonstrations so we could really drink in the square.

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This government building stands in a nice and relaxing plaza atmosphere. You can get coffee, a light bite to eat at the numerous shops. Enjoy

Thank Mujergitana28
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A palatial building on Plaça de Sant Jaume. Here is the government of Catalonia. I did not go inside, but I think it's possible with prior reservation.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a lovely building with some lovely statues next to it. It is located in the center of the Gothic quarter, and while it was not accessible to the public, it's still lovely to appreciate it for a couple of minutes.

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authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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