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Casa de les Punxes

Download date: 10/04/2024


Crowned with six impressive towers with spikes, the Modernista Casa de les Punxes rises in the heart of Diagonal as if it were an imposing castle.

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Gothic inspiration

Located in the heart of Avinguda Diagonal, Casa de les Punxes is named after the six towers crowned with six spikes that give it a Gothic and medieval look.It was declared a National Historical Monument in 1976,and is one of the Modernista buildings in the Eixample that makes up the vast outdoor museum that can be observed by walking through what is one of the most emblematic parts of Barcelona. Created by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1905, Casa de les Punxes was commissioned by the Terrades sisters, an important bourgeois family of the early 20th century in Barcelona who wanted to join three properties they owned. The architect designed a medieval building with elements inspired in European Gothic architecture.

Catalan decoration

Apart from the magnificent towers, another feature to highlight is the highly decorated brickwork facade with decorative rosettes. In one of these, and typical of Modernista buildings of that time,there is the famous image of Sant Jordi with the legend in writing, which says: “Sant Patró de Catalunya Torneu-nos la llibertat” (Patron Saint of Catalonia. Give us back our freedom).

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Location and contact

Location and contact

Casa de les Punxes

Av Diagonal, 420
la Dreta de l'Eixample

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