The Palacio de Diputación in Barcelona is a reproduction of the courtyard of honor of the current Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) building. It showcases the Mediterranean Gothic style.
The original structure, dating back to the 15th century, was the work of master craftsmen Marc and Nahit Çafont.
A grand staircase, a common feature in Levantine Gothic architecture, leads to the main floor. The handrail features sixteen claustras, adding an ornamental touch.
The attention is captured by the gallery on the floor, characterized by five exquisite pointed arches supported by delicate four-lobed columns.
The hallway is adorned with two doors featuring molded panels with decorative tracery. One door has a round arch with a Gothic canopy in the extrados, while the other has a flat lintel. Between the two doors, a typically Catalan window is situated.
Under the roofline, a row of zoomorphic gargoyles can be observed.
Underneath the staircase, there is a Gothic doorway adorned with a coat of arms and presided over by Saint Raphael. This doorway originally served as the main entrance to the Barcelona City Hall and was crafted by Arnau Burgés in 1402.
The Palacio de Diputación in Barcelona showcases the beauty and craftsmanship of the Gothic style, providing visitors with a glimpse into the architectural history of the region.