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Capella Reial de Santa Àgata

La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Accessed within the Museu d'Història de Barcelona, this is the chapel of the old Gothic Palau Reial Major (Grand Royal Palace). Outside, a spindly bell tower rises from the northeast side of Plaça del Rei. Inside, all is bare except for the magnificent techumbre (decorated timber ceiling) and the 15th-century altarpiece, considered to be one of Jaume Huguet’s finest surviving works.

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