Detall de la Casa de les Punxes

The Catalan modernist style Casa de les Punxes opens its doors to visitors

The building, which dates from 1905, was designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Most Barcelona residents are familiar with the magnificent façade of Casa Terradas, the building that is better known as Casa de les Punxes. Located at number 420 of Avinguda Diagonal the building has the appearance of a medieval castle, was built in 1905 and was designed by one of the great Catalan modernist architects, Josep Puig i Cadafalch. But fewer people are familiar with the inside of the building, though that could change this August when the Casa de les Punxes will open its doors to visitors for the first time in its history. The areas that can be visited are the first floor, where the Terradas sisters lived together with their mother, and the magnificent rooftop terrace from which the sharp spikes on the six towers that give the building its name are within touching distance.

The house is full of details, as is commonplace in Catalan modernist design, and that in itself makes the house worth visiting, but the building’s conversion into a museum means that there is also a space devoted to the legend of Saint George (the patron saint of Catalonia) and to the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The visits, which take place in small groups, making prebooking highly advisable, are scheduled from 9am to 8pm every day of the years except Christmas Day.

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Publication date: Wednesday, 10 August 2016
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