La House of the Punxes from Barcelona is another jewel of Catalan modernism.
Although less recognized than the great Casa Batlló and Casa Milá, it is nevertheless a fascinating interpretation of one of the greatest Catalan architects in history: the master Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
The house recently opened its doors to tourists, making it one of the most beloved attractions in the city.
Here you will find all the necessary information: its history, how to get there, opening hours, price of the visit, etc.
Casa de les Punxes - an extravagant palace
If at any time you walked down the huge boulevard Diagonal avenueYou've seen the dramatic conical breakwaters that define the Casa de les Punxes ("House of the Spikes").
But what exactly is this strange Disney-style palace?
It all started in 1905.
The Eixample district was just beginning to lay its foundations as the city's most fashionable district, and industrialist Bartomeu Terradas Brutau wanted a home for his three daughters.
And a status symbol.
That meant not skimping on construction, so why not bring in one of the most prominent local architects of the day to put all his creative effort into it. Mr. Puig i Cadafalch.
The original name of the building was Terradas house. Recently, this house was called Casa de les Punxes for the architectural elements that define the palace: its 6 pointed towers that look like needles piercing the sky.
Without having the appearance of a single building, it is in fact divided into three buildings: one for each girl. The decorations on each facade hide small references to each of the three girls, but I leave the detective work to you!
I visited the palace and had the opportunity to visit the main 'punxa' which is normally closed to the public, and here you will have a Incredible views in the city.
Tickets Casa de les Punxes
Visit with audio guide
Here you will be completely immersed in thenoble floor and live the legend of Sant Jordi, discovering its influence on modernism.
The tour ends on Toit where you have a beautiful exhibition about the life and work of Puig i Cadafalch.
The audio guide is available in French (in addition to English, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Catalan, Spanish and Italian) and is included in the price of the ticket.
- Adults: € 13,50
- Students and people over 65: € 11,50
- Children (8-18 years): € 10,00
- Disabled: € 11,50
- Children under 7 years: free
Exclusive visit with a glass of cava
You can really experience the Casa de les Punxes in Barcelona with all your senses and learn about the history of every corner of the palace.
The visit ends on the roof with a glass of cava.
Price: € 16,00.
For your information: it is not no need to print tickets, you can simply download them on your smartphone and display them at the entrance.
Pets (except guide dogs) are not allowed in the house.
For disabled visitors, there are elevators for easy access.
Time Casa de les Punxes
The house is open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to XNUMX:XNUMX.
Last entry is at 18:00 pm
It only closes on December 25.
How to get to the Casa de les Punxes?
Casa de les Punxes is located at Avenida Diagonal 420.
The house sits in the middle of the 'Modernist Golden Triangle', which houses some of the most iconic buildings in the city. It's about a 10-minute walk to the Sagrada Familia or Casa Batlló.
To get there, you can take the metro to Verdaguer (yellow line L4 or blue line L5) or get off at Diagonal (green line L3 and blue line L5).
You can also get to Casa de les Punxes by stopping at the stop “Pg. de Gracia-La Pedrera ”of the Tourist Bus.
Buses 6, 20, 33, 34, 39, 45, 47, H8 and N5 also go to the house.
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