Built at the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th.
It has undergone multiple remodeling so it brings together different styles; Romanesque, Neoclassical and Baroque
The building is designed around a central courtyard with Romanesque arches and Gothic windows from the 14th century.
Built next to the semicircular towers of the Roman wall of Carrer del Bisbe
In 1614 the Generalitat built a bridge to unite the two towers, connecting the Episcopal Palace with the Casa de l’Ardiaca (The Archdeacon). In 1823 it was demolished and almost rebuilt in 1912 as the Arc de Triomphe in a project by the modernist architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner, to carry out the remodeling of Plaça Nova, which in the end was never carried out.
It is the official residence of the Bishop of Barcelona
Houses the Diocesan Archive
Did you know?
… It was where Pope Benedict XVI stayed, when he visited Barcelona on November 6 and 7, 2010 to worship the Sagrada Familia.
Episcopal Palace of Barcelona