The Hall of Sessions, possibly the best-known room in the parliament building, is part of the itinerary

Visits to the Catalan Parliament

This itinerary allows you to visit iconic parts of the parliament building such as the Hall of Sessions, the Hall of the Candelabra and the Hall of the Lost Steps

Visiting the building that house the Catalan Parliament is not reserved only for politicians and journalists; quite the opposite! If you’re interested in paying a visit to the building, all you have to do is reserve a time and date on the website www.parlament.cat/visites. The visit, which lasts around 45 minutes, is totally free of charge.

A specialised guide will lead you around the buildings most iconic places, including the Hall of Sessions, where the members of parliament meet; the white marble stairs of honour; the Hall of the Candelabra; the Hall of the Lost Steps; the rotunda under which Antoni Tàpies’ painting 7 November is hung: the commission rooms, the Boardroom with Joan Miró’s Woman; the Auditorium; the official offices and the Press Room. Throughout the itinerary, the guide provides explanations about the building, parliamentary proceedings and the work carried out by the 135 members of parliament who represent the Catalan people.

The Catalan parliament building was designed by Joris Prosper Van Verboom and was constructed in the 18th century as the arsenal of the Ciutadella fortress. In 1899 Barcelona city council reformed the building and made it a royal residence. It became the seat of the Catalan parliament in 1932.

Visits can be arranged for individuals and for groups of up to 40 people, as well as for schools and universities.

Visits to the Catalan Parliament.
When: Year round.
Price: Free.
Additional information is available here.

 

 

Publication date: Friday, 02 December 2016
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