Plaça del Rei
Once home to the counts of Barcelona and the Kings of Aragon, the 14th century Palau Reial Major, or the Royal Mayor Palace, dominates the square, including the Watchtower of King Martí and the exquisite Salo del Tinell, a Gothic banqueting hall which backs onto the picturesque Palau Reial Gardens. The Plaça del Rei is also home to the Palau del Lloctinent, or Lieutenant’s Palace, where the Archive of the Crown of Aragon is housed and the 14th-century royal chapel of Santa Àgata, most famous for housing Jaume Huguet’s Contestable altarpiece. Don’t forget a visit to the Casa Clariana-Padellàs, which now houses the Museu de’Historia de la Ciutat de Barcelona, a museum devoted to retelling the city’s history and displaying key archeological remains from Roman Barcelona.
Tours & Tickets
Use the Barcelona Card to see the best of Barcelona while you’re in port. On this do-it-yourself shore excursion, your card will give you free entry, great ... Read more