House of Silk (La Casa de la Seda) Tours
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Dating back to the 18th century, Barcelona's House of Silk (La Casa de la Seda) was once home to the guild of silk-sail-makers in the city. The 300-year-old exterior reflects the elegance and social status that guilds had at the time and much of the original façade remains, rendering the home a popular stop among architecture aficionados. Visitors will encounter intricate Baroque work and a corner balcony featuring a figure of Our Lady of Angels, as well as interior rooms decorated with fine wood, silk walls and religious items, such as an ivory Christ figure and a 17th-century cabinet decorated with religious paintings.
Today, the House of Silk is home to the College of Mayor Art Seda de Barcelona. Guided tours take visitors through the guild hall, presidential office, meeting room and the library, which holds more than 3,000 historical documents.
Whether interested in Barcelona history or simply an admirer of beautiful homes, a visit to the House of Silk is a great way to learn about the national culture of the city throughout years past.
La Case de la Seda is located on the corner of Via Laietana, next to the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona’s Ribera district. The site is accessible via metro stations Urquinaona (L1 or L4) and Jaume I (L4), as well as by bus (V15, V17 or 45). The south route of the Barcelona tourist bus also reaches the house, accessible from the Barri Gotic-Palau de la Musica Catalana stop.
Entrance to the site costs EUR 10 for adults and EUR 8 for children under 18, students, seniors and people with disabilities. It is wheelchair accessible with ramps and elevators.
The house is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm between April 1 and October 31.
Address: Sant Pere Mes Alt, 1, Main, Barcelona, Spain
Hours: Mon–Sat: 10am–1pm (Apr 1–Oct 31)
Admission: EUR 10
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House of Silk (La Casa de la Seda) hours of operation: Mon–Sat: 10am–1pm (Apr 1–Oct 31). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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