In the 16th century, the Montcada Street was home to the palaces and
residences of the most notable and influential families.
The Palau Dalmases is a manor palace from the 17th century, and a baroque palace full of art. The facade follows the line of Catalan Gothic, very simple. The most interesting is the baroque patio and its staircase with salomonic columns that support the rampant arches. The stairway has a frieze representing the rapture of Europe and Neptune’s chariot.
The name of the palace comes from Pau Ignasi de Dalmases i Ros, a Catalan nobleman and scholar, son of a wealthy merchant. In 1690 he married Maria de Vilana de Cordelles and Giudice and had his residence built, the Palau Dalmases.
The idea of the Palau Dalmases is to have an aesthetic experience that can be experienced by all the senses and visual splendor of the interior decoration. The bar also offers natural juices, live operas and for the sense of smell, fresh fruits and flowers.