Thursday, 13 March 2008

Palau v neighbours over hotel

A fight is brewing in Barcelona's Ciutat Vella over the neighbourhood's architectural heritage, pitting the Palau de la Música Catalana against the local neighbourhood association.
The bone of contention is the Palau's plan to purchase the Casa Agustín Valenti, carrer Sant Pere Més Alt 13, listed in Barcelona's catalogue of architectural heritage and located directly across the street from the Palau. The plan is to tear down the building and build a hotel with a small square that will widen the street. (Full story in printed edition).