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15th C. – Palau de la Generalitat, Barcelona


Seat of the regional Catalan government, the Palau de la Generalitat dates from the early 15th century but has been remodelled over the centuries. The facade shown is a late 15th century development facing onto Plaça de Sant Jaume with the original main facade down a narrow sidestreet. The interior is based around a large courtyard (formerly a Orangerie) and has grand ceremonial rooms and meetinghalls.

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