Saló de Cent – Ajuntament de Barcelona by neobit

This hall was meant to be a meeting room for the Council of One Hundred Jurors. It was designed by the master builder Pere Llobet in 1369. A marble tablet located at the far end informs us that King Peter m celebrated his first meeting here with the Council of One Hundred on August 17,1373. Originally a rectangular hall was planned, covered by a flat beamed ceiling, divided by two stone arches. Light filtered in through one huge stained glass rose window and several smaller ones. This magnificent room underwent several reforms in the course of time which modified its original physiognomy, adding some elements or restoring others, as occurred after the bombing in 1842 that caused serious damage. The most recent reform took place in the first years of the 20th century when the gothic seats were constructed and an alabaster altarpiece was designed by Enric Monserdá. It depicts the city coat of arms flanked by two mace-bearers and sculptures of Joan Fiveller, St. Andrew, the Virgin of Mercy, St. Eulalia, the Book of Privileges and Rafael Casanova.
On the walls are sculptures of King James I and St. George, works of Manuel Fuxá. The floor tiles are decorated with symbols of the guilds and with the city coat of arms.
At the far end is the magnificently decorated door to the “Trentenari” (Hall of Thirty).

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