Palau Reial Major

This is the place to visit if you are interested to know more about the city and its rulers. In fact, this palace was the Barcelonan residence of the Count of Aragon. Later on, especially during the Roman period, it became the residence of the local governor. After that, Visigoth Ataulfo owned this building. This place is a must visit for those who are interested in the Romanesque style of architecture.

Palau Reial Major Barcelona (foto Enfo)
Palau Reial Major Barcelona (foto Enfo)

This becomes apparent the moment visitors check out the façade of the building. The building as it stands today has witnessed many changes and additions.

Ask someone to point out the Tower of King Martin to you. This exact spot was previously used both as an observatory and as a viewing point.

Take some time and try to find out more about the building and you will discover that it consists of three specific edifices. They are the Salon del Tinell, the Palau del Lloctinent, and the Palatine Chapel of St. Agatha. King Peter IV, Charles V, and King James II respectively constructed these three edifices.

This spot is a must visit for those who love architecture as there are many interesting sights for them to see.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s