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One of the stained-glass windows in Casa Felip

Casa Felip, a unique building in Barcelona’s 'golden textile zone'

The building is a Catalan modernist design by the architect Telm Fernández i Janot and guided tours take place on Fridays.

While he may not be one of the best-known architects to work in the art-nouveau style known as Catalan modernism, Telm Fernández i Janot, who was born in Barcelona in 1855 and died in 1926, did design the outstanding buildings known as Casa Felip, which is located at number 20 Carrer Ausiàs Marc, in an area of the Eixample district known as the "golden textile zone". Its construction dates from 1905 and it consists of the main floor, where Felip lived with his wife, Elvira Pérez Capdevila, whose interior is rich in decoration, including sgraffiti, forged iron details and stained glass windows, which are considered to be the main treasures of the house, especially those located in front of the chimney, which are of great beauty and considerable dimensions and were designed by Antoni Bordalba, as well as a basement, a ground floor, three additional floors and a roof terrace. One of the most innovative aspects of its design was the fact that a number of the basement spaces were occupied by shops.

For some years, the Vila Casas Foundation has had its headquarters in the building. Guided visits, which are organized by Cases Singulars, take place practically every Friday at 11am in English, at 12 noon in Catalan and at 1pm in Spanish. There is also the option, if you’re part of a group of 15 or more people, to request a special visit for Mondays, either in the morning or in the evening, or for Friday mornings.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Monday, 03 September 2018
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