Monrau Palace

Located in Ciutat Vella, Mornau House is a terraced building plot consists of three irregular facades

According to the documentation, the estate belonged since ancient times, the family Sant Climent, which showed the Marquis Ruby and was traditionally linked to the Consell de Cent, with its many of its members Chief Minister.

During the early modern house had been inhabited by various tenants until, in 1771, was sold to the merchant Antonio Caietà Santcliment Rodoreda, who undertook repairs of the house. Between 1796 and 1797, Josep Francesc Morneau, honorary curator of the Royal Army War, bought the property and hired the builder Thomas Soler Ferrer to undertake a complete remodeling of the building.

The house became a leader of the social life of the district s. Century and was the scene on 11 May 1809, a meeting of insurgents who tried to free the Napoleonic occupation of Barcelona. At the beginning of s. XX the property was acquired by Joan Nadal, head of the remodel·lació final. The design and implementation of the reform, which began in 1907, has been attributed to Manuel Joaquim Raspall, architect and designer Monumental Mill.


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