Virreina Palace

  • Culture
  • Architecture

One of the most classic paradigms of Catalonian Baroque style, this building boasts unusually rich architectonic details and a vibrant cultural program showcasing temporary exhibitions.

Basic Info
La Rambla, 99
L1 (Red) y L3 (Green): Catalunya; L3 (Green): Liceu
Tuesday to Sunday, from 12 to 8pm.
http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lavirreina/

In the 18th century, Manuel Amat, viceroy of Peru, commissioned architect Josep Ribes to built this sumptuous Baroque palace in the heart of Barcelona. Following his premature death, the building was lived in by his widow, who gave it the name by which it goes today. Architecturally speaking, the design elements of this site are truly remarkable; its imposing, symmetrical front façade, the double stairwell in the interior patio, and the enormous windows are just some of its structural highlights.

Today, its rooms and patio are home to the Culture Institute of Barcelona (ICUB), and its generous halls host various temporary exhibitions, as well as presentations, conferences, literary and research events, and other activities that celebrate the city’s vibrant cultural activities.

Reviews
  • Seguro que has pasado por delante en la ramblas 100 veces y ni te has fijado

    Si vuelves a pasar, entra hasta el patio central por favor, los espacios interiores ahora son exposiciones pero ya el patio central es admirable, tiene 14 columnas corintias con 10 ventanales impresionantes.-Es de aquellos lugares que a veces no ves pero que tienen un encanto particular para los amantes del Arte como yo.

    Tripadvisor
  • Buen centro de arte visual

    Se trata de una sala donde se suele exponer arte en formato fotográfico o ciclos temáticos. El edificio es un antiguo palacio, perfectamente conservado.

    Está ubicado en el centro de Barcelona y la entrada es siempre gratuita.

    La calidad de las exposiciones, bajo mi punto de vista es extrema, o son extremadamente buenas o extremadamente flojas, sea como sea, sin duda merece la pena conocer.

    Tripadvisor
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