Casa del gremi dels velers and scooters
The Sailmakers' Guild, or Gremi dels Velers (who made hand-woven sails and silken ropes), gained importance in the mid-18th century, when the crafts achieved major prominence. This prosperity led to the building of its own building located between the Via Laietana, the Carrer Sant Pere Més Alt and the Plaça Lluís Millet. The building is one of the few surviving examples of 18th-century guild buildings and was commissioned from the mason Joan Garrido. Construction began in 1760 and was completed in 1764, although the sign on the door reads "Guild of Sailmakers of this city 1763".
- ©Ken Kaminesky
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