The building on Passeig de Gràcia was refurbished by LLuís Domènech i Montaner, houses many works of modernist art and can be visited from Monday to Saturday
Casa Lleó i Morera is one of the three modernist jewels that can be visited on what is known as the Manzana de la Discordia (a play on words used compare the mythical Apple of Discord with the City Block of Discord - manzana in Spanish means both apple and city block).
The Casa Lleó i Morera is located at number 35 of the Passeig de Gràcia and was completely refurbished between 1902 and 1906 by modernist architect LLuís Domènech i Montaner. The building was originally known as Casa Rocamora and was built in 1864 by master builder Joaquim Sitjas. It later came into the possession of Francesca Morera i Ortiz, who inherited it from her uncle, and remodelling began. When she died in 1904, her son, Albert Lleó i Morera, took over completion of the project, giving it the name by which it is known today. Completion of the project was carried out by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who transformed it into a true piece of modernist architecture, employing a team of artists and craftsmen to decorate the stone balconies and three tribunes of the façade as well as the interior with typical modernist motifs. The building houses sculptures by Eusebi Arnau and Antoni Joyol, mosaics by Mario Maragliano and Lluís Brú and examples of modernist furniture by Gaspar Homar, among other artefacts.
Tours of the building are accompanied by expert guides and are available in three modalities: 70 minutes, 45 minutes, or group reservations for a minimum of 15 people. Catalan, Spanish and English-speaking guides are available for the visits, which are priced at 15 and 12 euros. For more information please consult the Casa Lleó i Morera website.
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