From this Friday until October 31st, the elegant and mysterious Casa de la Seda (‘The House of Silk’) will open its doors to the public. Constructed between 1758 and 1763, the Casa de la Seda was built to assist and support the protection and development of the silk industry, and it is now officially recognised as one of the city’s more significant cultural monuments.
Located on Via Laietana, guided tours will run from Mondays to Saturdays, and will be given in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Catalan. Including a visit to the majestic presidential office, the guild room lined with silk walls and the library boasting over 3,000 documents dating back to 1533, each tour lasts 50 minutes, and tickets are available from €8.
More information here.