The building of the mayoralty of Barcelona appeared in XV century. The facade has been reconstructed in the middle of XVIII century. From Carrer de la Ciutat the part of a sculptural Gothic decor with the image of the arms of Barcelona was kept.
Two monuments to Jaume I and Fivelier are established at an entrance in the mayoralty. Jaume has founded in XIII century city council (consell de Cent) - a prototype of the modern mayoralty. Fivelier has forced to pay court nobility taxes in 1500.
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The photos show various rooms:
1. Miguel Viladrich painting showing native dress.
2. Saló de Cròniques, or Hall of Chronicles, decorated with murals by Josep Maria Sert.
3. Queen Regent Room, with its crest emblazoned on the floor.
4) Queen Regent Room, seating for the members.
5. Great Hall (Saló de Cent) where the council of 100 used to sit before they were disbanded.
City Hall, where you go to pay your bills and sue the city right, WRONG, or at least wrong here in Barcelona, it is more like a musuem or castle, nevertheless, a very pleasant surprise on our visit.
The photos here show-
The facade that faces on Jaume Square, not far from the Cathedral and Rambla Street.
The interior courtyard area with its pillars, arches and wooden ceiling.
A decorative circle around a lighting fixture in the ceiling that cast a golden glow.
A view of the "staircase of honor" and the two floors with paintings and statues.
Depcitions of what looked like "people making merry" on the ceiling.
This does NOT look like the city hall back home.
Important, open to the public ONLY ON SUNDAYS From 10:00 to 13:30
Barcelona City Hall is situated opposite the Palau de la Generalitat in Plaza de Sant Jaume. The building originally dates from the 14th Century although its façade in its Classicist style dates from 1831. Either side of the entrance are the statues of King Jaume 1 (the founder of the Council of the One Hundred) and Joan Fiveller (a 15th-century Barcelona freeman and member of the Council)
Sunday: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
The Casa de la Ciutat is the seat of Barcelona’s Ajuntament (Ayuntamiento in Spanish, the city’s civil administration). The Casa de la Ciutat faces the Palau de la Generalitat in the Plaça Sant Jaume, which is sort of the nucleus of power for the city and the autonomous region as a whole. The building itself is quite interesting, and I wish that I had more pictures to go with this tip. The side that faces the Plaça Sant Jaume is the neo-Classical side of the building, and it was constructed in the 1840s, with additions in the 1920s (when the whole area took on new important with the return of devolved power to the regions). However, on the Carrer de la Ciutat side of the building there is a Gothic façade to the building, dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. There is are also New and Newest components to the building (known as the Nou and Novíssim) on the opposite side from the Plaça Sant Jaume. They were completed in the 1960s and 1970s, which various additions and modifications made all the way up to this century. In a way, the entire building is an interesting microcosm of the city’s development and history, and deserves more attention than I ever devoted to it, unfortunately.
This is the town hall and is situated in the Plaza de Sant Jaume area in Barri Gotico and it is exactly opposite to the Palau de la Generalitat. The building dates back to the 14th century. I am told that it is possible to go inside it on saturdays and sundays. However, the exterior also looks very good.
Barcelona's City Hall, known as Casa de la Ciutat, is located on Plaça Sant Jaume, across from Palau de la Generalitat. The main neo-classical façade, facing the plaça is a late addition to the building, dating from the 19th century. The building's oldest part, facing a side street, was built in the 14th century in a beautiful Gothic style (see attached photo). The spacious square, Plaça Sant Jaume, is the heart of Old Barcelona and has been so since the days of Barcino when it was the site of the Roman Forum.
The Casa de la Ciutat (City Hall) is located opposite the Palau de la Generalitat which is the building of the Catalan government. Next to the entrance of the city hall you can see sculptures of Jaume I, who gave the city of Barcelona the rights to choose it's councils, and Joan Fiveller.
this 14th century building is the barcelona's city hall. the facade of the building is a neo-classical addition.