The Lucretia Hall

The Lucretia Hall, located on the first floor of the Llotja between the Gilded Hall and the terrace, was the meeting hall of the Royal Board of Trade of Barcelona during the 18th and 19th centuries. It owes its name to Damià Campeny’s sculpture that once presided over the space, accompanied by the four allegorical sculptures referring to matrimony that are now in the Gilded Hall.

The ceiling of the Lucretia Hall, like other rooms on the main floor such as the Consular Hall, and the offices of the presidency and direction of the Chamber of Commerce, was decorated with mural paintings making allegorical references to the Board of Trade, mercantile activity and monarchy, which can still be seen.

Another emblematic decorative element is the canopy on the front wall of the hall, designed by Tomàs Soler i Ferrer in 1835. The upper part was decorated with carved wood gilded with fine gold leaf. The lower part is of marble, with garlands also made of carved gilded wood. At the centre of the canopy there is a portrait of King Alphonse XIII by Joan Brull i Vinyoles, and on either side marble vases by Damià Campeny dedicated to Bacchus and Hercules. For the walls of the Lucretia Hall, the same red tapestry was chosen as for the Gilded Hall.