Visit the Llotja de Mar, a building that is unique in Europe with a history dating back more than 700 years, where finance, culture and architecture come together under one roof.
Built in the 14th century as an initiative of the Consulate of the Sea and the medieval governing body, the Council of the Hundred, the Llotja de Mar was the place where the city’s traders would meet.
It soon became Barcelona’s temple to commerce. It retains many of the original Gothic architectural features, along with neoclassical and Catalan art-nouveau, or modernista, elements, which are the result of refurbishments undertaken in recent centuries.
A number of famous figures from the world of art have stepped through the doors of the building and left their mark, including Antoni Gaudí and Pablo Picasso, who studied here when the Llotja housed the art school, the Reial Acadèmia.
Discover this unique building where history, architecture, painting and sculpture come together.What does your booking ?
- Guided tour of the Llotja de Mar.
Times and languages
: Saturday at 10:30am Spanish, 12noon Catalan, 4:30pm Spanish and 6pm Catalan.Length
: 1 hour and 15 minutes.Meeting Point
: pl. Palau, s/n. Metro: L4, Jaume I or Barceloneta stop. Bus: V17 and H14.
- Children under 7 years free admission.