The AMEC Awards 2018 ceremony and Global Summit Dinner will be held in the historic Casa Llotja de Mar
On the Pla de Palau, close to the waterfront, the building is one of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets: a jewel of Civil Gothic architecture. Throughout its history, the house of La Llotja has been used for a number of purposes, which have all been linked with trade and seafaring life.
The neoclassical-style building of the La Llotja house we see today was constructed in the 18th century on the site of the medieval commodity exchange. However, much of the original Gothic interior has been preserved. The trading room, and the two-tier Consuls’ Hall in the house, are magnificent examples of its medieval interior. In 1775, La Llotja housed the Reial Acadèmia, an art school which Picasso attended in his youth. Pablo Picasso’s father also taught here.