Grand Royal Palace

Local namePalau Reial Major
LocationGothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain

Many important persons resided in this complex of three buildings, including the Kings of Aragon. It was built about ten centuries ago.

One of the buildings, Saló del Tinell, is a ceremonial area built by King Peter IV. It served as the royal reception hall and it is also where Catholic monarchs received Colombus after he returned from America. The interior was built between 1359 and 1570 in Gothic style.

The Palatine Chapel of St. Agatha was built in 1302 by Jaume II the Just and it is dedicated to a popular Sicilian saint. It features an altarpiece of Constable Peter of Portugal.

The Watchtower of King Martin was erected above the Saló del Tinell in the 16th century and overlooks the Lieutenant's Palace that was built by Charles V. The Lieutenant's Palace houses Archive of the Crown of Aragon.

You can visit Saló del Tinell and the Chapel of St. Agatha with your ticket to the Barcelona City History Museum MUHBA.

Tags Catalan GothicGothic-Renaissance ArchitectureHistoric BuildingExhibitionGothic ArchitectureRoyal ResidencePalaceMemorialMuseumCastle
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Opening hours

Closed on Jan 1, May 1, Jun 24 and Dec 25.


Adults: €7
Reduced (under 29, over 65): €5
Children (under 16): free

Free admission on the first Sunday of the month, other Sundays after 3 pm.
Tickets include access to all MUHBA centres.

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +34 932 56 21 00

Address Plaça del Rei, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Coordinates 41°23'3.527" N 2°10'37.616" E

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