Palau de la Virreina
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Salute the Gegants at Palau de la Virreina.
Built on La Rambla between 1772 and 1778 as a residence for the viceroy of Peru, this palace’s mixture of baroque and rococo elements is unique in Barcelona. Pose with the Gegants, giant puppets paraded around at Barcelona’s festivals in the courtyard –the city’s gegants, representing Jaume I, and Violant d’Hongria, important Catalan monarchs, are on display here permanently. Upstairs check out temporary art and photography exhibits at Palau de la Virreina Centre de la Imatge. Address: Palau de la Virreina Centre de la Imatge Les Rambles, 99 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Palau de la Virreina
Built on La Rambla between 1772 and 1778 as a residence for the viceroy of Peru, this palace’s mixture of Baroque and Rococo elements is unique in Barcelona. Pose with the Gegants, giant puppets paraded around at Barcelona’s festivals, in the courtyard. The Gegants represent Jaume I and Violant d’Hongria, 13th-century monarchs of Aragon, and are on display here permanently. Upstairs, check out temporary art and photography exhibits at Palau de la Virreina Centre de la Imatge.
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