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Museu Comarcal de l’Urgell-Tàrrega

The family quarters of Cal Perelló

<p>The master bedroom.</p>

The master bedroom.

The rooms on the piano nobile, or principal floor, of Cal Perelló are part of the grand townhouse that was originally built for Francesc de Perelló in Tàrrega at the end of the seventeenth century. Francesc de Perelló (1640-1703) was born in Ametlla de Segarra in the bosom of a family of well-off landowners who were also merchants and businessmen. Perelló, despite being somewhat controversial, was an honoured citizen who had close ties with the Catalan nobility. In 1676 he married Raimunda Roger de Llúria i de Çaportella, daughter of a mother and father from two of the most influential families in La Segarra. It seems that in order to marry him Raimunda had to leave the novitiate in the convent of Vallbona de les Monges. Once he was married, Francesc de Perelló, who had already been knighted, carried out much of his business in Tàrrega, until he decided to settle there, with his wife. In 1681 he bought land and three houses on the main street. He transformed these dwellings into one magnificent mansion, which has remained intact up to the present day.

At the end of the eighteenth century, another Perelló, linked to the Graner family by marriage, endowed the mansion with paintings and a decorative scheme that embued it with the atmosphere of gracious living that we can still feel today. The formal reception rooms on the piano nobile with their paintings, ornaments and fine furniture bring us back to a bourgeois Tàrrega that flourished in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


<p>Mahogany bed, from some time between 1815 and 1830.</p>
Mahogany bed
Mahogany bed
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