Since 1596, the Renaissance Generalitat has been the seat of the Governor of Catalonia. Above the entrance is a statue of Sant Jordi (St George), the patron saint of Catalonia, and the Dragon.
Inside are the Gothic chapel of Sant Jordi, designed by Marc Safont, and Pere Blai’s Italianate Saló de Sant Jordi. Don’t miss the Pati dels Tarongers (the Orange Tree Patio), by Pau Mateu, which has a bell tower built by Pere Ferrer in 1568.
The Catalan president has offices here as well as in the Casa dels Canonges. ...