In 1838, British adventurer JAMES BROOKE arrived in Sarawak, to find the Sultan of Brunei fending off rebellion from warlike inland tribes. Brooke pacified the natives, including the Dayaks, who became some of his most loyal followers.
Located in the winding streets of El Gotico, in the heart of Barcelona, Las Cuevas de los Rajahs invites you to enjoy incredible cocktails in Gaudi-inspired surroundings with both an intimate upstairs bar and bustling underground sports and events room.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 7pm-3am.
Events 18th-25th February 2019
- Half-price beer
- Open Mic/Micro Abierto
- Live Music
- 25% off all cocktails
Las Cuevas de los Rajahs takes its name from the unique history of the Brooke family.
The First White Rajah
As a reward for helping the Sultan of Brunei fight piracy and insurgency among the indigenous peoples, he was granted the landmass of Sarawak in 1841 and given the title of Rajah.
The Kingdom of Sarawak
During his time of Rajah of Sarawak, Brooke faced threats from warriors like Sharif Masahor and his biggest adversary, Rentap. An uprising by Liu Shan Bang in 1857 was also quashed and he remained in power until his death in 1868.
Under James Brooke’s rule, piracy and headhunting were banned and law and order enforced.
Charles Anthoni Johnson, ruled as the head of state of Sarawak from 3 August 1868 until his death. He succeeded his uncle, James Brooke, as the second White Rajah of this small country on the coast of Borneo.
Charles Vyner Brooke
Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke was the third and last White Rajah of Borneo.