Catalan Historical Review, No 13 (2020)

Civil Gothic architecture in Catalonia, Mallorca and Valencia (13th-15th centuries)

Eduard Riu-Barrera


This article is an introduction to the civil or secular Gothic architecture in the Catalan Lands (Catalonia, Mallorca and the region of Valencia) from the 13th to 15th centuries and its spread to Italy under the influence or dominion of the royal house of Barcelona. A general introduction to its formal and constructive features is followed by a sketch of the genesis and morphological diversity of some of the main building typologies, along with a presentation of the most important castles, palaces, urban homes, town halls and government buildings, mercantile exchanges and baths.

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ISSN: 2013-4088 (electronic edition); 2013-407X (print edition)