Casa de l’Ardiaca
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Casa de l’Ardiaca information
Across the lane from Capella de Santa Llúciainto is the 16th-century Casa de l’Ardiaca, which houses the city’s archives. Stroll around the supremely serene courtyard, cooled by trees and a fountain; it was renovated by Lluis Domènech i Montaner in 1902, when the building was owned by the lawyers’ college. Domènech i Montaner also designed the postal slot, which is adorned with swallows and a tortoise, said to represent the swiftness of truth and the plodding pace of justice. You can get a good glimpse at some stout Roman wall in here. Upstairs, you can look down into the courtyard and across to La Catedral.