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La Casa de les Punxes - modernist building

Av. Diagonal, 420, 08037, Barcelona
+34 930185242
La Casa de les Punxes - modernist building
La Casa de les Punxes. La Casa de les Punxes is a modernist building in Barcelona on Avenida Diagonal 420 and declared a historical monument of national interest in 1976. It was commissioned by modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch from 1903 to 1905 for a wealthy textile manufacturer Bartomeu Terradas Brutau for his three sisters. For this reason the house which looks like a single castle like structure, is actually three buildings, one for each sister. The name means "the house of the points" named after the 6 pointed towers. After being closed to the public for more than 100 years visitors now have an opportunity to visit parts of the building on tours that include the ground floor, first floor, terrace and one of towers. Visitors can soak up the medieval and Wagnerian atmosphere that inspired the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch and be dazzled by the stained glass windows, ironwork, paintings and sculptural elements. The majestic rooftop is now dedicated to the Terradas family and the architect and artists who created this building.