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Palau de la Virreina

Photo credit: Jaume Meneses / Foter / CC BY-SA
Palau de la Virreina
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  • 1-2 km
  • Easy
  • Free
  • 2 hours

Exhibition hall housed in the 18th century palace.

La Rambla, 99 08002 Barcelona

Palau de la Virreina was commissioned by  Manuel d’Amat i de Junyent, who was Viceroy of Peru; however, Viceroy himself did not have a chance to see the completed design – he died two years before the palace was inaugurated, in 1778, and his wife, Maria Francesca de Fiveller y de Bru, became the main resident. The palace in fact received the name after Viceroy’s wife – virreina in Spanish means vicereine.

Today Palau de la Virreina, as the headquarters of Barcelona’s City Council Culture Institute, holds number of exciting art exhibitions and cultural events – all free of charge! But even if you don’t fancy the exhibitions available, it is still worth giving a closer look to this beautiful building, one of the gems of La Rambla promenade.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays: 12:00 - 20:00.

How to get there

Metro: Liceu (line 3). Bus lines: 14, 59 and 91.