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Palau del Baró de Castellet Montcada, 17

A mediaeval Palace in origin, it underwent profound renovation work in the 18th century. Set around a central courtyard in the mediaeval style, the façade conserves a 16th century religious motif and to the inside, a marvellous neo-classical room on the main floor.

The history of the owners dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries. The Gerona family owned the palace in the 15th century and it was occupied by several Catalan aristocratic and bourgeois families from the 16th to 18th centuries between sales and inheritances.

It received its name from the title awarded in 1797 to the owner and renovator of the building Marià Alegre d’Aparici I d’Amat by King Carles IV.

In the mid-18th century, the Baron of Castellet ordered a neo-classical room be built with marble elements and polychrome motifs, a mix of classical and baroque elements lending the room the sumptuousness of European classicism. Upon his death in 1831, the baron left it to Santa Creu Hospital.

In the second half of the 19th century, the building was rented by different tenants until it was bought by the Rius family. In the 1950s, it passed into the hands of Barcelona City Council.

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