"La Llotja" La Llotja Tip by MM212

La Llotja, Barcelona: 1 reviews and 2 photos

  la Llotja
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  • la Llotja - Barcelona
      la Llotja
    by MM212
  • La Llotja - Barcelona

Originally built in the 14th century, during Catalonia's prosperous age of maritime domination, la Llotja was the seat of the Consulat de Mar. In the 18th century, the Gothic edifice was given a neo-Classical façade and turned into a commodity exchange - hence the name la Llotja. Despite the new façade, much of the interior, including the treasured Gothic hall, was preserved in the new construction. From 1849 until 1970, part of the building was used by l'Acadèmia Sant Jordi de Belles Arts (school of fine arts) in which Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso studied. Though the building continued to house la Borsa - the Barcelona's stock exchange, in 1994 it was turned into government offices, but has remained known as la Llotja.

Address: Passeig d'Isabel II, 1
Phone: +34 933 02 64 02

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 29, 2008
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