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Ministry of Defence

Ejército de Tierra

Army General Inspectorate

Army General Inspectorate


Annual Activities in Barcelona

Army General Inspectorate Day 2012
  • Official Military Holiday
  • Swearing Allegiance to the Flag Ceremony for Civilian Personnel
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Institutional Concert at the Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Annual Cycle of Concerts
  • Open Days
  • L’ou con balla
  • Day of the Army General Inspectorate
  • Other Activities, Conferences and Cooperations


  • IGE structure
  • Missions

Virtual tour of Palacio de Capitanía

On-site Visits to the Palace (click on the photo)


Introduction and Welcome

On behalf of Lieutenant General Fernando Aznar Ladrón de Guevara, General Inspector of the Army, we wish to warmly welcome you to the General Army Inspection Headquarters web page, through which we hope to tell you about our mission and our organisation that is at the heart of the Army, as well as our activities and civilian-military events in Catalonia.

The General Army Inspection is one of the First Level Commands (Lieutenant General level) within the Force Support and whose principal missions are the leadership, management, administration, coordination and control of the Army facilities across Spain, in the fields of infrastructure (construction, works, maintenance, property management etc.) and the life and service of the units (resources, services, base security, environmental protection, prevention of risks in the workplace, etc).

The Headquarters of the General Army Inspection is situated in a symbolic building in Barcelona known as the "Palacio de Capitanía General" and we have an outline of its history and a virtual tour on this page.

The Lieutenant General Army Inspector is also an Institutional Representative for the Armed Forces in the Autonomous Communities of Catalonia, Aragon, Navarra and La Rioja. On his behalf, we extend you a warm welcome and hope that the information available on this page helps  to better understand this section of the Spanish Army, and also promote the regular activities we organise for civilians.

Don't hesiate to contact us on oc-ige@et.mde.es

Latest news of the unit

Autoridades asistentes al acto

Friday, October 16, 2020

Acto conmemorativo del 300 aniversario de la creación de la Real y Militar Academía de Matemáticas de Barcelona

Inauguración de los actos conmemorativos de la creación de la “Real y Militar Academia de Matemáticas de Barcelona”

El Inspector General Presidió el Acto por La Fiesta Nacional de España en el Cuartel del Bruc en Barcelona

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Acto de celebración en Barcelona del 'Día de la Fiesta Nacional 2020'

La Inspección General del Ejército (IGE) con sede en el Palacio de Capitanía General de Barcelona ha celebrado hoy, día 12 de octubre, un acto institucional con motivo de la conmemoración del “Día de la Fiesta Nacional”