Barcelona has had various forms of self-government since its establishment before the romans and so there are many amazing historic buildings that are in use today by the Parliament, council and state run departments.
This list details a few of these buildings that have an administrative or government purpose or are occupied by a state-run public service.
Click on a photo to find out more about each building.
Town Hall in Plaza Sant Jaume
Neoclassical facade & gothic interior such as the 14th century Great Hall designed by Pere Llobet. Government building closed except on special visiting days.
Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Correos Post Office Barcelona
Barcelona's main telegraph office designed by Josep Goday i Casals and Jaume Torres i Grauin 1927. Today, a post office with spectacular main customer hall.
Updated: Sep 22, 2021
Historic 1904 fully functional observatory by architect Josep Domenech i Estapa. Observatory offers guided visits and summer evening dinner & stargazing.
Updated: Sep 17, 2021
Catalan Parliament Old Citadel Buildings
Former Arsenal of the Citadel fortress, one of the few surviving citadel buildings. Not tourist attraction however it is possible to organise an interior visit.
Updated: Sep 28, 2021