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Royal Palace of MadridMadridThe Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish royalty but is used only for state ceremonies. Visitors can see the marvelous interior decorations, made using various materials, from marble to mahogany. The palace is also home to Royal Armoury of Madrid. Surrounded by large and p
Oceanogràfic of ValenciaValenciaL'Oceanogràfic (El Oceanográfico, or The Oceanographic) is an oceanarium in Valencia that was designed by the architect Félix Candela and the structural engineers Alberto Domingo and Carlos Lázaro. L'Oceanogràfic represents various marine ecosystems and is the largest complex (aquarium) of its type
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Prado National MuseumMadridThe Prado National Museum holds and exhibits one of the largest collections of European art in the world. It contains more than 7,600 paintings, some of them on the display here and some on loan in other museums. Being one of the most visited art museums in the world, the Prado National Museum is ho
Casa BatllóBarcelonaCasa Batlló is a building in the city centre of Barcelona that was designed by Antoni Gaudí, which is considered one of his masterpieces. Casa Batlló has been open to the public since 2002. You can visit the former residence of the Batlló family (Noble Floor), the former storerooms and laundry rooms
IDEAL Centre d'Arts DigitalsBarcelona
Church of San NicolásValenciaThe Church of St. Nicholas and Peter, also known as the 'Sistine Chapel of Valencia', is one of the city's main attractions. Located in the El Carmen district in the historical center of Valencia, the church is renowned for its ceiling paintings. However, due to its location, it can be somewhat difficult for visitors to find as it is largely surrounded by other buildings.
Thyssen-Bornemisza MuseumMadridThe Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is a museum in Madrid that houses one of the largest collections of art in the world, with more than 1,600 paintings. The museum pays special attention to Italian primitive and Anglophone art. The highlights of the exhibitions in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum include El
Poem of the Sea - Aquarium Gran CanariaLas Palmas de Gran CanariaEl Poema del Mar is a renowned aquarium situated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. It was officially opened to the public on December 17, 2017. This aquarium is a significant attraction in the region, offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore a variety of marine ecosystems.
Park GüellBarcelonaPark Güell is a large city park located in the Gràcia district in the northeast of Barcelona. The park covers an area of 15 hectares and is characterized by its dense pine forests, palm-lined avenues, and a tree-lined square. This provides a unique blend of nature and architecture, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the outdoors while exploring the park's many features.
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Queen Sofia Arts CenterMadridThe Queen Sofia Arts Center (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía) is a museum in Madrid that is named after Queen Sofía. The museum houses a ginormous collection of Spanish art of the 20th century, with works by Dalí, Picasso, Miró and many others. One of the highlights of the permanent exhibi
Real AlcázarSevilleReal Alcázar is one of the best examples of Mudéjar architecture and is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe. The gargantuan palace complex was originally a Moorish fort and is surrounded by vast gardens. You enter the palace into the Lion's Patio through Puerta del León. The following pat
Bioparc ValenciaValenciaBioparc Valencia is a safari type of zoo in Valencia, also named 'Zooimersion', trying to immerse visitors into the habitat of the animals and not vice versa. Instead of cages and fences, Bioparc Valencia uses rivers, ponds, streams and rocks to separate visitors from animals. Most prominent in the
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Guggenheim Museum BilbaoBilbaoThe Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Bilbao that is designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry. It is one of the museums that belongs to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The most striking feature of the museum is the innovativ, e building in which it is lo
MNAC - Museu Nacional d'Art de CatalunyaBarcelonaMuseu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya displays original Catalan art but it is also known for its extensive collection of Romanesque paintings. It's set in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, a Spanish Renaissance building designed for the 1929 International Exhibition. On the ground floor, the collections
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Fundacio Joan MiroBarcelonaLocated in a modern building, art gallery Fundacio Joan Miro is dedicated to the great Surrealist painter Joan Miró, who was born in Barcelona. The museum displays many of his paintings, sculptures, and drawings. In addition, there is a special area designated for promoting young experimental artist
La PedreraBarcelonaCasa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’ (the stone quarry), an ironic allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarry, was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). For its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value have received major recognition and in 1984 was ins
Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Palma de MallorcaPalma
Automobile and Fashion MuseumMálagaThe Automobile Museum of Malaga (Museo Automovilistico y de la Moda ) is a museum dedicated to the automotive industry that is housed in the old building of the Royal Tobacco Factory of Malaga. The museum has over 90 vehicles on display from 1898 to the present day, constituting a representative var
National Archaeological Museum MadridMadridThe National Archaeological Museum Madrid (Museo Arqueológico Nacional) is a museum in Madrid with numismatic, archaeological and ethnographical finds. Visitors can discover four floors of historical artifacts from different periods, from Prehistory and Protohistory, to the Middle Ages and the moder
CosmoCaixa BarcelonaBarcelonaThe building in which the CosmoCaixa in Barcelona is situated features hands-on exhibitions inside. It also includes a planetarium. You can experience the environment of Amazon rainforest with more than a hundred living species such as birds, insects, frogs and even alligators. The Hall of Matter is
Bellver CastlePalmaBellver Castle (Castell de Bellver) is a Gothic-style castle on a hill in Palam, on the Island of Majorca. Its perfectly formed round design with its three turrets, makes this castle unique in Spain.The Bellver Castle was commissioned in 1300 by James II of Aragon. It was built by Pere Salva, the sa
Museu PicassoBarcelonaMuseu Picasso is a museum full of drawings and paintings by the famous artist. The museum is housed in five palaces dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Opened in 1963, it was the first museum dedicated to Picasso's work. The permanent collection comprises more than 3,500 artworks. Most of th
Museo del Baile FlamencoSevilleMuseo del Baile Flamenco (The Flamenco Dance Museum of Seville), is a museum in Seville located in the heart of the city. The museum is dedicated to the Flamenco dance, one of the most important artists expressions that is rooted in the culture of Andalusia. It is the first, and only museum in the w
Castillo de Santa Bárbara - Museo de la Ciudad de AlicanteAlicanteCastillo de Santa Bárbara (The castle of Santa Bárbara) is a castle in Alicante, on Mount Benacantil, a rocky mass with a height of 167 meters that borders the sea and from which you can see the entire bay of Alicante and its terrestrial surroundings, giving it a big strategic advantage. The Museo d
Camp Nou Experience Tour & MuseumBarcelonaThe FC Barcelona Museum can only be visited in combination with the Camp Nou Experience. The first section includes a collection of photos, documents and trophies detailing the club's history on an interactive glass wall that allows the exhibition of video, images and music. The second section is a
Fundació Miró MallorcaPalma
Sorolla MuseumMadridThe Sorolla Museum in Madrid holds and exhibits work by the artist Joaquín Sorolla, as well as members of his family such as his daughter Elena. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes and monumental works of social and historical themes. The museum is housed in what was originally
MUHBA Plaça del ReiBarcelonaThe headquarters of the Barcelona City History Museum is situated in the three-story building. The museum lets you explore the remains of the ancient Roman city of Barcino. The museum consists of the archaeological underground and Palau Reial. The underground is all about the daily life in Roman ti
Museo Carmen Thyssen MálagaMálagaThe Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga) is an art museum in Málaga that mainly focuses on 19th-century Spanish painting, predominantly Andalusian. The main part of the collection of the museum is based on the collection of Carmen Cervera, the third wife of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen
Palma AquariumPalmaPalma Aquarium is a commercial aquarium and park in Palma. With over 55 aquariums containing 5 million litres of salt water, the Palma Aquarium gives visitors the opportunity to view marine life, as well as flora and fauna, in a nearly natural environment. The Palma Aquarium is home to over 700 diff
Mies van der Rohe PavilionBarcelonaThe Barcelona Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. It is an important building for modern architecture that inspired many other buildings. The building was part of the german part of a 1929 exhibition.
Palacio-Museo de VianaCórdobaPalacio-Museo de Viana (The palace of the Marquises of Viana) is a palace-museum in Córdoba. The palace is an example of how the Cordovan nobility lived. The history of the palace begins in the 15th century. The collection of the museum is separated over various rooms, namely: the Gallery of the Azu
Museo Picasso MálagaMálagaThe Museo Picasso Málaga is an art museum in Málaga, dedicated to Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright Pablo Picasso. Málaga is the city where Picasso was born. The Picasso Museum in Málaga is housed in the Buenavista Palace and holds around 285 work
Museum of Fine Arts of SevilleSevilleThe Museum of Fine Arts of Seville is is an art museum in Seville that is considered one of the most important art museums in Spain. The museum holds a collection of mainly Spanish visual arts from the medieval period to the early 20th century, and is especially known for its baroque Sevillian paint
Bilbao Fine Arts MuseumBilbaoThe Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an art museum in Bilbao, located inside the Doña Casilda Iturrizar park. It is one of the richest Spanish museums outside Madrid, with its extensive collection of Basque, Spanish and European art from the Middle Ages to contemporary. The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum holds w
Silk Museum ValenciaValencia
CaixaForumMadridThe CaixaForum in Madrid is a museum of post-modern art that aims to promote Spanish art, culture and science to general public. The CaixaForum is sponsored by Caixa Bank and organizes various exhibitions of both ancient and contemporary art, talks, workshops and concerts.
Casa de la GuitarraSeville
Zoo Aquarium de MadridMadridThe Zoo Aquarium de Madrid is a combination of a zoo that spans over is a 20-hectare with over 6000 animals of 500 different species, including Giant Pandas and White Tigers. It is one of the few zoos in the world that is home to giant pandas. The Zoo Aquarium de Madrid features the zoo, a petting z
Barcelona ZooBarcelonaFounded in 1892, the quite large Barcelona Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It is home to more than 7,000 animals, including a reptile house, a pavilion of monkeys, and an aquarium with dolphins with dolphin shows. There are also two large playgrounds, a petting zoo, and a green area for
Cerralbo MuseumMadridThe Cerralbo Museum is a museum in Madrid that is housed in a historical mansion where it exhibits an extensive collection of artwork (over 50.000 objects). The museum is named after the marquis of Cerralbo, who used to own it. What was once considered the greatest private art collection in Spain, c
Naval MuseumMadridThis Naval Museum (Museo Naval) in Madrid offers a glimpse of the history of the Spanish navy from the 15th century up to more recent times. The large collection includes many artefacts such as maps, paintings and boat models. The aim of this museum is not only to guide visitors through the history
Faunia Nature ParkMadridThe faunia park is both a zoo and a botanical garden and was opened in 2001. The 14 hectare park accommodates about 4000 animals of 500 different species. The park is divided into different sections with their own climate and corresponding plants and animals. There is a jungle section with different
Fundación MAPFRE Madrid – Sala RecoletosMadrid
Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de MálagaMálagaThe Contemporary Art Center of Malaga (CAC Málaga, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Málaga) is a cultural initiative of the City of Malaga that aims to disseminate the plastic arts of the twentieth and twenty-first century. CAC Málaga has an area of close to 2400 square meters available as exhibition
Casa de ColónLas Palmas de Gran CanariaThe Casa de Colón is a cultural institution in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.It is one of the most emblematic buildings of the city. It is dedicated to the history of the Canary Islands and its relations with America. It houses a museum, a library and study center, as well as spaces for temporary activ
Museo d'Historia de CatalunyaBarcelona
Torre del OroSevilleThe Torre del Oro in Seville (Tower of Gold) is an albarrana tower, a dodecagonal military watchtower, located on the left bank of the rio-guadalquivir, in Seville. Its height is 36 meters and it was erected by the Almohad Caliphate in order to control access to Seville via the river. The tower has
Palacio de las DueñasSeville
Coleccion del Museo RusoMálagaColeccion del Museo Ruso (Colección del Museo Ruso San Petersburgo Málaga) is housed in the building of the former Royal Tobacco Factory in Malaga. It is the first European subsidiary of the Russian institution. The museum shows permanent collections in their exhibitions on an annual or semi-annual
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de MálagaMálagaMuseo del Vidrio y Cristal de Málaga (The Glass and Crystal Museum) is a museum of decorative arts in Malaga. The museum is housed in an eighteenth-century building known as Posada de San Felipe Neri that, after its restoration, features some 900 m² of exhibition space. Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de
Museo Lázaro GaldianoMadridThe Museo Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid features José Lázaro Galdiano´s collection of art from wide range of periods. It contains important collections of valuable works from the prehistoric period to the nineteenth century, with a focus on Iberian work, including paintings by great painters, such as Bo
Hash Marihuana & Hemp MuseumBarcelonaThe Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum manages and exhibits a unique collection of more than 12,000 objects related to all aspects of the cannabis plant. From cultivation to consumption, from ancient ritual to modern medicine, every aspect of cannabis in human culture is represented in some way in our two
Royal Palace of La AlmudainaPalma
Círculo de Bellas ArtesMadrid
Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando MuseumMadridThe Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando is the academy where many notables such as Picasso, Dalí or Goya studied. The academy has been transformed into an exhibition space and now serves as an art museum: the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando Museum. One of the higlights of this pla
Museo Arqueológico Provincial de AlicanteAlicanteThe Archaeological Museum of Alicante (Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Alicante, MARQ) is an archaeological museum in Alicante with eight galleries that use multimedia to allow visitors to interact with the lives of past residents of Alicante and its region. The museum has a room of prehistory, of
Centre Pompidou MálagaMálagaCentre Pompidou Málaga is related to the Parisian art institution Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The centre is divided into five topics: las metamorfosis (the metamorphosis), el cuerpo en pedazos (the body in pieces), el cuerpo político (the political body), autorretratos (self-portraits), and el
Erotic Museum of BarcelonaBarcelonaExplore the rich history and culture of eroticism in Barcelona in the Erotic Museum of Barcelona. The museum displays various historical relics, wood carvings depicting Kama Sutra positions and other intriguing artifacts.
Museu Europeu d'Art Modern MEAMBarcelonaHoused in the Renaissance Gomis Palace, Museu Europeu d'Art Modern MEAM displays collections of modern paintings and sculptures of the 20th and 21st centuries by contemporary artists from all around the world. Such exhibitions contain artworks created by living artists.
Hospital de los VenerablesSevilleThe Hospital de los Venerables in Seville is a 17th-century Baroque building that was used as a hospital and a textile factory in the past. Now it houses the Velázquez Centre, an exhibition center dedicated to the famous Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. There is also a central courtyard with a fount
National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts González MartíValenciaNational Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts González Martí (Museo Nacional de Cerámica y de las Artes Suntuarias González Martí) is an art museum in Valencia that is housed in the 18th century Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas, a fine example of Rococo architecture. It is a national museum of c
Museo del RomanticismoMadridThe Museo del Romanticismo is a musuem in Madrid that is housed in an 18th-century palace with more than 20 rooms filled with interesting period artifacts from paintings and decorative arts, to furniture and sculptures. Visitors can explore the place where romantic writers used to gather. One of the
L’Aquàrium de BarcelonaBarcelonaAquarium Barcelona is an aquarium with 35 aquariums and is home to over 450 different species and over 11,000 animals in total. The aquarium includes an ocean tank for sharks, rays and other large fish, which contains 3,700,000 liters of water and has an underwater tunnel of 80 meters.
The Gaudí Exhibition CenterBarcelonaThe Gaudí Exhibition Center is the starting point of the Gaudí route. To learn about the life and the work of this universal architect, a visit to the exhibition Walking with Gaudí is essential. This extensive collection reveals his enormous creativity and imagination as well as the revolutionary
Museu de la CatedralBarcelona
Calahorra TowerCórdobaThe Calahorra Tower (in Arabic: qala'at al-Hurriya) is a fortress of Islamic origin built as an entrance and fortification (a fortified gate) of the Roman Bridge of Córdoba. It is part of the historic center of Córdoba that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.
Plaza Monumental de Toros de las VentasMadrid
Casa de las Cabezas - Patios de LeyendaCórdobaCasa de las Cabezas - Patios de Leyenda (The House of heads) is a manor house turned into a museum in Córdoba that is known for a variety of legends and stories that happened in the place, in addition to the typical courtyards of Cordoba.
Gaudi House MuseumBarcelonaThe former residence of the architect Antoni Gaudí now serves as a museum. The museum is devoted to his work and is an eyecatcher for the Park Güell. It was designed by his friend Francesc d’Assís Berenguer i Mestres. Antoni Gaudí i Cornet lived in this house from 1906 to 1925. Some rooms are still
Reial Monestir de Santa María de PedralbesBarcelona
Museu Egipci de BarcelonaBarcelonaThe Museu Egipci de Barcelona houses a big collection of art and artifacts from Ancient Egypt.
Gaudi ExperienceBarcelonaG Experiència (the Gaudi Experience) is a way to find out about Antoni Gaudí and his work. Visitors are able to explore Antoni Gaudí’s creative universe through 4D and interactive technology.
Museo Fallero de ValenciaValenciaMuseo Fallero de Valencia is a museum in the Spanish city of Valencia that is dedicated to the city's unique and internationally known festival. The collection of the museum consists of the best figurines made over the years. Each year, the best falla (figurine) is saved from the fire and put into t
Museo Marítimo Ría de BilbaoBilbaoMuseo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao (The Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museu, Bilboko Itsasadarra Itsas Museoa) is a museum in Bilbao. It is located on the site where the Euskalduna Shipyards were previously located, next to the Euskalduna bridge and the Euskalduna Palace. Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao aims to ill
The Neomudéjar MuseumMadrid
Archaeological Museum of CórdobaCórdobaThe Archaeological Museum of Córdoba is housed in the former palace of the Páez de Castillejo and a contemporary building built next to it. Its collections consists of a wide variety of pieces that range from Prehistory to the Late Middle Ages. Underground, the museum displays the archaeological rem
Museu del Modernisme BarcelonaBarcelonaHoused in a former textile factory, Museu del Modernisme Català displays collections of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts created by modernista artists - such as Ramón Casas, Antoni Gaudí orJoaquim Miró. Housing over 350 works by 42 artists, the museum is the only museum dedicated solely to
Design Museum of BarcelonaBarcelonaThe Design Museum of Barcelona is a cultural center comprises of three museums that were formerly housed in the Pedralbes Royal Palace: the Decorative Arts Museum, the Textile and Clothing Museum and the Graphic Arts Cabinet. The fashion collections trace the history of fashion from the 7th century
L'HemisfèricValenciaL'Hemisfèric was designed by Santiago Calatrava and built in 1998, and was the first building of the whole Arts and Science complex. Both the cinema and planetarium housed here use IMAX technologies, which create an interactive experience for its visitors on science and technology. Movies screened a
Museo Palacio de la Condesa de LebrijaSevilleMuseo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija (Museum of the palace of the countess of Lebrija or palace of Lebrija) is a house museum/palace in Seville that dates from the 16th century. The museum houses an important art collection with Roman mosaics and other antiquities as well as Asian art, paintings b
Joan Antonio Samaranch Olympic & Sports MuseumBarcelonaThe Joan Antonio Samaranch Olympic & Sports Museum is devoted to all kinds of sports and the Olympic Games. It takes its name from the former president of the Olympic Committee. Using digital technology and interactive exhibitions, it makes for an experience for both children and adults.
Museum of Illusions MadridMadrid
Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la TecnologíaLas Palmas de Gran CanariaMuseo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (The Elder Museum of Science and Technology) is a center for science in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is housed in the Elder building, which was owned by a former shipping company, and dates from the late 19th century. The museum has 4,600 square metres of
Museu de la XocolataBarcelonaIn Museu de la Xocolata you can admire chocolate sculptures as well as replicas of buildings. You will also learn about the history of chocolate and its importance for the ancient cultures of Latin America. Additionally, the museum shows the manufacturing of chocolate. Various events and workshops a
Volvo Ocean Race MuseumAlicanteThe museum of the Volvo Ocean Race (Museo Volvo Ocean Race) is a sports museum in Alicante that is dedicated to the Volvo Ocean Race sailing regatta. The museum occupies 1,300 square meters of the Old Maritime Station of Oran, in the Port of the city and has two floors. It is an interactive place wh
MACBA: Museu d'Art Contemporani de BarcelonaBarcelonaMACBA: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona is situated in a modern building with glass walls and is home to a precious collection of contemporary art. The museum exhibits mainly works by Catalan and Spanish artists including Antoni Tàpies and Paul Klee, but some works by some international artists
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Terra Natura MurciaMurciaTerra Natura Murcia is a zoo in Murcia that is part of a larger complex that includes a water park, restaurants and other facilities. The complex comprises an area of more than 165,000 square meters in which visitors can see more than 500 animals consisting of around 400 different species, of which
L'Iber Museo de los Soldaditos de PlomoValenciaL'Iber Museo de los Soldaditos de Plomo is a museum in Valencia that is housed in the palace of Malferit, a manor house of the late 14th and early 15th century. The collection the museum holds consists of more one million pieces of lead soldiers, which makes it the largest and most comprehensive mus
Fundacio MapfreBarcelonaFundacio Mapfre shows a large collection of art coming from various periods of history gathered by Francisco Godia.
Murcia Cathedral MuseumMurciaThe Museum of the Cathedral of Murcia is a museum that is part of the building of the cathedral. It was created by desire of Bishop Miguel de los Santos and inaugurated in 1956. The museum occupies the Chapter House and the old Gothic cloister of the mid-fourteenth century, and exhibits various arti
Fundació Antoni TàpiesBarcelonaDesigned by Domènech i Montaner, museum Fundació Antoni Tàpies is dedicated to the artist Antoni Tàpies, a Catalan sculptors and painters of the 20th century Spain. The museum houses an extensive collection of Tàpies’ work as well as artworks of other contemporary artists. It combines temporary exhi
CaixaForumBarcelonaThe CaixaForum is a former factory that has been turned into an art gallery which opened in 2002. The art nouveau building consists of an exhibition space, a media library, auditorium, classrooms and a restaurant. It puts on mainly temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists. Concerts and conferen
Monasterio de las Descalzas RealesMadrid
Navigation PavilionSevilleThe Pavilion of Navigation (Pabellón de la Navegación - Sevilla) is a pavilion built for the Universal Exhibition of Seville in 1992, designed by the Sevillian architect Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra. Since 2012, the building houses a museum that dedicated to the evolution of Atlantic navigation.
Archivo General de IndiasSevilleArchivo General de Indias (The General Archive of the Indies) is housed in the ancient merchants' exchange of Seville and holds the valuable archival documents that illustrate the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines. The building, called Casa Lonja de Mercaderes, is a g