Barcelona's Eixample district has hidden architectural gems like this palace, a truly unique building in a combination of classical and eclectic styles, dating from the late 19th century. It stands on the corner of Carrer Mallorca and Carrer Roger de Llúria and was the former home of the Casades family. It currently houses the lawyers' association, the Il·lustre Col·legi d'Advocats de Barcelona.
Pau Casades was a young entrepreneur with his own textile-printing business. He became a wealthy businessman and in 1882 commissioned the master builder Antoni Serra Pujals to construct a house on a plot of land in the Eixample. These are the origins of the Palau Casades.
The neo-classical style building has a rectangular floor plan and is set around a central courtyard with multi-coloured marble columns which leads to the different rooms. It consists of three sections: the original Palau Casades, the replica on Carrer Roger de Llúria (built as part of the extension in 1950) and the building on the corner which acts as a "hinge" between the two, forming a symmetrical structure.
The building is home to the wonderful library of the Col·legi d'Advocats
which specialises in law and social sciences. It is considered the most important private law library in Europe
and contains more than 300,000 books.What does your booking include?
- 1-hour guided tour of the Palau Casades.
: Monday at 11am in English; 12 noon in Catalan, and 1pm in Spanish.Closed
: 25/12, 1/1, 22/4, 10/6 and 24/6.Meeting point
: Palauet Casades. c/Mallorca, 283. Metro: L3 and L5 Diagonal station. Buses: 20, H10, 47, 45, 39 and V17.
- Reduced ticket: over 65 years old, official disability certificate, students and friends of "Amics Cases Singulars".
- The Palau Casades is partly accessible (except the library) for visitors with reduced mobility.
Customer services provider: CASES SINGULARS