This palatial residence, built by the Marquises of Moja, was designed by the architect Josep Mas in a late Baroque style in which the influence of French Neo-Classicism can be seen. It was completed in 1784. Notable from this period are the facades and the Grand Salon, with paintings (1791) by Francesc Pla, known as El Vigatà. In 1785 it passed into the hands of the Marquis of Comillas who, in order to adapt it to contemporary taste, refurbished and redecorated the grand staircase, amongst other works. Illustrious figures have stayed there, including Juan Bosco, Alfonso XII and the present king, Juan Carlos I, when he was crown prince. Between 1878 and 1892 Monsignor Jacint Verdaguer lived there as almoner to the Marquis of Comillas. At the present time it is the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage Department of the Catalan Government Ministry of Culture.
The Palau Moja is used by the Cultural Heritage Department and may only be visited when exhibitions are being hels, or by prior arrangement.
The facilities are equipped for people with disabilities.
The Palau Moja, a palace working as a office.
It currently houses the offices of the Department of Cultural Heritage after the Department of Culture of the Generalitat acquired and restored.
© Departament de Cultura 2018 Agència Catalana del Patrimoni Cultural