Playing Cards Museum in former Cathedral sarchdeacon house
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Playing Cards Museum in former Cathedral sarchdeacon house

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Updated: Sep 21, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Playing Cards Museum Casa Ardiaca

Summary: Historic playing cards museum. Beautiful interior courtyard & roof terrace open to the public. Building also houses the (private) Barcelona historical archives.

Address: Carrer de Santa Llucia 1, Barcelona. 08002

Summary of Prices:

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual FREE
Child T-familiar FREE
Group/Family Ticket:
Notes: Mon - Fri 09h - 19:30h.
Free day:


About Playing Cards Museum Casa Ardiaca:

Next to the Roman city wall is the entrance to the house of the Archdeacon from the 12th Century, the Gothic-Renaissance residence of the archdeacon, which in 1920 became the property of the City of Barcelona and houses the historical archive of Barcelona.

The architect Domenech i Montaner added to the Renaissance portal a unique marble-mail box with three swallows , as well as a turtle, work of the sculptor Alfons Juyol.

This building was constructed within the remains of the old Roman city wall and extending out the front of the building from Plaza de Cathederal we can see the remains of the roman viaduct that brought fresh water into the city

There are 5 Attractions Nearby:

Visiting Playing Cards Museum Casa Ardiaca:

Inside is a very decorative mediteranean courtyard with fountain that leads to a historic playing cards museum. Following the stairs up from the courtyard we get to a roof terrace with views of the cathederal.

Getting To Playing Cards Museum Casa Ardiaca:

Nearest TMB Metro is Juame I on the yellow (L4) line.

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Street Map Gothic Quarter

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BCN12 - Barcelona Gothic Quarter

A City walk around the gothic qurter of Barcelona via The cathedral, Frederic Mares Museum, Barcelona Histrory Museum, Roman wall Remains and Playing cards Museum.

Distance: 2.65 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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