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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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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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Saló de la Reina Regent – Ajuntament de Barcelona by neobit

Room of the Queen Regent

Situated next to the “Saló de Cent”, it was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina in 1860. At present it used for plenary meetings. Shaped in the form of a semicircle, the ceiling is half-dome with a stained glass covering.
The presidential table is surrounded by 50 seats divided in two blocks, and there are two galleries for the public and the press. The room is decorated with two bronze candelabra, a portrait of Maria Cristina, the Queen Regent, and her son Alfonso XIII as a child, a bust of King Jan Carlos I, and in the niches, two marble statues depicting St. George and St. Eulalia by Josep Viladomat.

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Saló de la Reina Regent – Ajuntament de Barcelona by neobit

Room of the Queen Regent

Situated next to the “Saló de Cent”, it was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina in 1860. At present it used for plenary meetings. Shaped in the form of a semicircle, the ceiling is half-dome with a stained glass covering.
The presidential table is surrounded by 50 seats divided in two blocks, and there are two galleries for the public and the press. The room is decorated with two bronze candelabra, a portrait of Maria Cristina, the Queen Regent, and her son Alfonso XIII as a child, a bust of King Jan Carlos I, and in the niches, two marble statues depicting St. George and St. Eulalia by Josep Viladomat.

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Escala d’Honor – Ajuntament de Barcelona by neobit

The Staircase of Honour

This staircase leads from the ground floor vestibule to the Gothic Gallery and the “Saló de Cent”. On the way up we find the city coat of arms in stone which was originally located at the old Gate of St. Antoni. Two tapestries “of the Councillors” depict the protection provided by the “Consell de Cent” to the citycrafts such as glassmaking: and foreign trade.

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Saló de Cròniques – Ajuntament de Barcelona by neobit

Hall of Chronicles
Noteworthy for its walls decorated by Josep Maria Sert.
Its name refers to the histones or chronicles written by Ramon Muntaner and Bernat Desclot which were used by the painter to learn about Roger de Flor’s expedition to the Orient in the 14th century. Different episodes of the campaign can be seen, such as Roger de Flor’s offer of help to the Emperor Andronicus, the conquest of Artaki, the Greeks paying the soldiers with false coins, the “desperta ferro”
(Catalan battle cry), the defence of Gallipoli, the two aforementioned chroniclers, King Peter m, the taking of the Acropolis in Athens, the assassination of Roger de Flor, the Catalan vengeance and the triumphant boarding of the ships in the Bosphorus. The ceiling depicts the defence of the tower of Adrianopolis.
The paintings were done in oil on canvas previously covered with gold and silver leaf.

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