Salon del Tinell Overview

The Salo del Tinell is a part of the Palau Reial which was the residence of the Royal Family of Barcelona. This is a vast hall with lavish interiors and is an apt example of Gothic architecture. History suggests that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel received Columbus in this hall after he returned from the New World.

It was a part of the expansion plan by Guillen Carbonell from 1359 to 1362. The hall comes with diaphragm styled arches and is now used for art exhibitions. The Tinell in the name of the hall comes from the special crockery that was used when special guests were present. Tourists visiting this place will check out the hall that was built in the 14th century. Although the original structure is from the 11th century, the hall has undergone several renovations till date.


• Visit the Salon del Tinell and learn about how the place was decked when foreign dignitaries visited the palace.
• Visit the Gothic Cathedral located next to the Salon del Tinell and marvel at its architecture and history.
• Explore the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and wander in the narrow lanes to check out restaurants and historical buildings.
• Visit Museu Frederic Mares and learn about the different types of sculptures dating as old as the 3rd century.
• Explore the Placa del Rei and check out the different types of architecture, ranging from Gothic or Baroque present in the architecture.

How To Reach

By Car: The Salon del Tinell is 1.6 kilometres away from the city centre and will take 7 minutes to reach via the Via Laietana route. 

By Train/metro: Take a train to Jaume I station which is 160 metres away from the Salon del Tinell. You can reach the activity location from the train station with a 3-minute walk.

By Foot: From the heart of Barcelona, you can reach the Salon del Tinell by taking the Avda. del Portal de L’Angel. The overall journey can last up to 1 kilometres long and will take 15 minutes.

Best Time To Visit

Since the Salon del Tinell is open throughout the year, you can plan a visit at any time of the year. March to May is the best time to visit Barcelona as the climate is much more pleasant and there are comparatively less crowds in the city. Plan your visit during the days like wednesday and thursday as the chances of crowding is very low. To avoid crowds, plan your visit in the mornings to avoid getting caught in the crowds.

Other Essential Information

1. Children aged 16 can visit the Salon del Tinell for free, so carry ID proof to show it whenever required. 

2. The Salon del Tinell has free entry on the first Sunday of all months and the rest of the Sundays from 3 PM onwards.

3. Students aged 29 and below and senior citizens aged 65 and above can get a discounted ticket. 

4. Book your passes well in advance to avoid any last minute confusions and to get a guaranteed entry to the Salon del Tinell.

5. The Salon del Tinell is closed on New Year, May Day and Christmas, so plan your visit accordingly.

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Point of Interest for Salon del Tinell
Placa del Rei

Placa del Rei

This is the official residence of the Royal family of Catalan and its origin dates back to the 13th to 15th centuries. Although the history dates back to the 11th century, it is predominantly Gothic. When you visit the Placa del Rei, you are sure to be amazed by the Visigothic and Romanesque elements present in the Placa del Rei. This is a part of the Salo del Tinell, so don’t forget to check it out.

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral

This is a Gothic cathedral located just next to the Salon del Tinell. It is one of the most prominent landmarks in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Built between the 13th to 15th century, this cathedral is free to visit. When inside, tourists are known to be amazed by the grandeur and artworks, so don’t miss out on this. The cathedral has specific visiting hours, so if you want to avoid paying a fee, do plan your visit accordingly.

Museum Frederic Mares

Museum Frederic Mares

The Museum Fredric Mares takes pride in being one of the most important sculpture museums in Spain. It is a museum that houses the collections of sculptor Frederic Mares dating back from the 12th to 19th century. It is located behind the iconic Barcelona Cathedral that you can visit after you check out the cathedral. The museum also has sculptures from the 3rd and 4th century ranging from crucifixes and statues of Virgin Mary.

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