The Palau Robert is a palace-style building located on the Passeig de Gracia, close to Avenida Diagonal in Barcelona.
The palace was designed by the architect Joan Martorell in order to provide accommodation for the Marquis de Robert, an aristocrat who had great influence on the politics in these times. The building belongs to the Generalitat de Catalunya now and hosts various exhibitions and tourist office. The palace is surrounded by refurbished gardens.
The Palau Robert was built of stone from the mountains of Montgri. The building was erected between 1898 and 1903 by Joan Martorell in neoclassical style and was clearly opposed to the modernist trend in that moment. In 1904 the palace received an annual award for the best artistic building given by the City Council of Barcelona.
The garden was designed by the urban landscape painter Ramon Oliva, who was also the author of the gardens on the Plaza Catalunya and a significant part of vegetation, which were planted before the World Exhibition in 1888.