The current headquarters of the College of Lawyers of Barcelona dates from 1882 and is an exceptional example of 19th century architecture.
Pau Casades was a successful man throughout his lifetime. He was born in Agramunt in 1819 and moved to Barcelona at an early age in order to devote himself to business. He quickly made a name for himself in the local textile industry and made a fortune which, in mid-19th century he used to construct a majestic home that was designed by the architect Antoni Serra i Pujals in 1882 and built on land in the Eixample, which was undergoing rapid expansion at the time. The house in Carrer Mallorca is now known as Palauet Casades, built in the classical style and with a large number of rooms designed for both public and private events. You can now visit this magnificent building thanks to an initiative by Cases Singulars.
The building has been the headquarters of the College of Lawyers since 1923 and some areas are normally off limits to visitors, but all of its secrets are revealed on the one-hour tours that take place every Monday morning.
You’ll find additional information on the Cases Singulars website, where you can also book tickets.
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