Do you know the indispensable triad of Catalan Art Nouveau? I’m sure you’ve heard their names. Yes, yes… we are talking about Antoni Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner i Puig i Cadafalch. Who else! We’ll tell you a little about them, in case you don’t know them yet.

Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923)

This great architect was a contemporary of Gaudí and a very active figure in contemporary Catalan politics. His work history includes the famous Recinte Modernista Sant Pau and the well-known Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. Surely you have heard of these buildings and their exuberant beauty. The style of its buildings is characterized by rational structures and highly ornate facades, with every detail in the decoration.


Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926)

Can something new be said about the great architect of nature? Who does not know the Sagrada Familia? or la Pedrera? Casa Batlló? and Casa Vicens? We would never finish, because in addition to being one of the best-known architects, he was very prolific. Yes, we can tell you a couple of curiosities that not everyone knows. For example, Gaudí almost never designed his works in plans, but he did it on three-dimensional models in every detail. Thus, the collaborators could see it as he had projected it in his mind. Another detail that we confess is that the famous technique of the “trencadís” that we can see in his work, was invented by himself and was used for the first time in the construction of the finca Güell.


Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956)

The young Puig i Cadafalch was one of Domènech i Montaner’s disciples. He is considered one of the last representatives of Catalan Art Nouveau and one of the first of Noucentisme. His work is usually divided into three periods: the Art Nouveau, the rational idealist and the monumentalist. Like his mentor, Puig i Cadafalch was an active agent in the contemporary politics around him. In his Art Nouveau period he produced such well-known works as Casa Amatller, Casa Martí or one of its great culminations: Casa Terradas or Casa de les Punxes, recently opened to the public.

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Casa de les Punxes

The spectacular building – revolutionary in both artistic and technical terms – is one of the most iconic structures in Barcelona and an important key to understand Catalan modernism. In 1975, it was given National Historic Landmark status due to its enormous historical, heritage and architecture value.

On a privileged site, is just a 5 minutes walk from Casa Milà-La Pedrera and 10 minutes walk from Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia, the Casa de les Punxes was built in the early 20th Century by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who alongside Antoni Gaudí and Lluis Domenech i Muntaner, is considered to be one of the most important architects of Catalan modernism.

Why You Should Visit?

  1. The roof terrace. Hiding in the very centre of Barcelona, the enigmatic and rather secret roof terrace is one of the most impressive spaces in the Casa de les Punxes.
  2. Beyond Gaudí. Meet the hidden modernism of Barcelona.
  3. Cultural offer. Rediscover the Catalan Modernisme with a live concert or a glass of cava at sunset, are some of our proposals.
  4. No rush! Enjoy the house with all the time neded.
  5. Located within the Modernist Route

If you want to go beyond the mainstream and the classic Gaudí routes, we bring you our proposal to go deeper into the work of Puig i Cadafalch.

Who does not know the Ruta del Modernisme in Barcelona? Thanks to it, we can discover the great jewels of Catalan Art Nouveau in Barcelona in an orderly and comfortable way. If you want to go beyond the mainstream and the classic Gaudí routes, we bring you our proposal to go deeper into the work of Puig i Cadafalch.

Our route proposal starts at Casa Macaya, in the heart of Avinguda Diagonal. This house is nowadays a cultural centre and has free access to some of its rooms, so it can be visited comfortably in a walk. If you want to go further, Cases Singulars organizes visits (in Catalan) every Monday in July and August in the morning and afternoon in this space. Nearby is the Casa Terradas or Casa de les Punxes, one of its most impressive and well-known works, which can be visited every day between 10 am and 7 pm (with the last access at 6 pm). Its museum has various types of visits for all tastes and interesting offers for the resident public. In addition, on the ground floor we can find the bar restaurant Matalaranya, a great option for breakfast. After breakfast, a few steps away lies the Palace of the Baron of Quadras, currently an institute. This building can be visited through Cases Singulars on Wednesday mornings. Returning to Diagonal, we find Can Serra, current headquarters of the Diputació de Barcelona and a little further on the Casa Pere Company, now converted into a Museum and Centre for Sports Studies.

Once the works of the Diagonal have been toured, when going down Passeig de Gràcia is when we come across the also very well-known Casa Amatller, which can be visited every day from 11 am to 6 pm. Once in Plaça Catalunya, we can discover the forgotten Casa Pich i Pon, which has hosted various companies and associations throughout its history. Descending from it through Avinguda de Portal de l’Àngel, we find Casa Martí and Casa Carreras: one in front of the other. These two houses have hosted (and one of them still hosts) the famous bar 4 Gats. If you want to eat at it, we recommend booking in advance. Less than 5 minutes walking, in Via Laietana, we can glimpse the main facade of the little-known Casa Guarro.

To finish the route, we must go to Plaça Espanya and enjoy it, as it is also the work of Puig i Cadafalch. In one of its margins we can admire the old Casaramona Factory and the Palaces of Alfonoso XIII and Victoria Eugenia, both part of the Axis of the 1929 Universal Exhibition (as well as the square).

Extra: If you still want to discover Puig i Cadafalch, we recommend that you go and discover his most unknown works from the upper part of the city, such as Casa Sastre i Marquès, Rosa Alemany, Muley-Afid or Casa Muntades. None of these latter houses can be visited, but you can admire their façades.


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Francesc Berenguer was the son of one of Gaudí’s primary school teachers, with whom he would end up studying architecture and working.

Retrat de Francesc Berenguer i Mestres, arquitecte modernista català (1866.1914)

Francesc Berenguer i Mestres is a little-known figure in Catalan Art Nouveau. Although he worked as such, he never obtained the title of architect. This condition prevented him from signing projects, so that many of the works in which he collaborated are not recognised. Today, on the 153rd anniversary of his birth, we bring you his curious and interesting history.

Francesc Berenguer was born in Reus on 21 July 1866 and died 47 years later, on 8 February 1914. Francesc Berenguer was the son of one of Gaudí’s primary school teachers, with whom he would end up studying architecture and working. Berenguer studied architecture between 1882 and 1888 but never graduated, which meant he could not sign the plans he designed. Other Art Nouveau architects were those who claimed his plans, such as Juan Rubió, Pascual and Tintorer or Gaudi himself. From 1887 until his death, Berenguer worked for Gaudí, supporting him in large projects such as the Güell Palace or the Sagrada Familia. Most of his attributions are discussed due to the problems surrounding the authorship of the projects.

His son, Francesc Berenguer i Bellvehí, also studied architecture, obtaining the title in 1914. Berenguer’s son also adopted the Art Nouveau style in his works. He worked with Gaudí, his father and other Art Nouveau architects in and around Barcelona, as did his father, although he was able to sign his own projects.

Art Nouveau architecture hides the names of such curious figures as this one. Do you know everybody who collaborated in the construction and decoration of La Pedrera? Casa Amatller? Casa de les Punxes? Catalan Art Nouveau still hides many secrets in its museums in Barcelona.


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The Art Nouveau style: a radical reaction

Among the characteristics of Art Nouveau, we find both respect for materials and for the artist, who enjoyed absolute freedom during the creative process.

Art Nouveau architecture brings with it sinuous curves and natural elements against serial and soulless production and against the academic art that was imposed in Art Schools. The architects of the end of the 19th century debated between the technological advances generated by the Industrial Revolution, which subordinated the appearance of the building to its structure, and continuing to use traditional, more historical styles. The Art Nouveau architects demanded their own style, new, in keeping with the ambitions and expectations of a rejuvenated and restless society, instead of being confirmed by one of these options.

Art Nouveau draws as much from the advances made in building techniques and materials during the Industrial Revolution as from the revaluation that the Arts & Crafts movement brought to crafts. Among the characteristics of Art Nouveau, we find both respect for materials and for the artist, who enjoyed absolute freedom during the creative process.

This is the only way to explain styles as personalized as those developed by modernist architects such as Puig i Cadafalch (Casa Ametller, Casa de les Punxes), Gaudí (Casa Batlló, Sagrada Família, La Pedrera) or Domènech i Muntaner (Hospital de St. Pau, Palau de la Música).

These famous Catalan artists knew how to combine the best of both tendencies in the local panorama; making Catalan Art Nouveau a consistent movement and making possible, through their constructions in the Catalan capital, an Art Nouveau route in Barcelona like the one that can be done today.

Have you ever been to a museum in Barcelona to discover Catalan Art Nouveau? There are guided tours in Barcelona of Art Nouveau architecture such as the Casa de les Punxes by Puig and Cadafalch or the Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí.


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Vermut Modernista

Enjoy the visit to the Casa de les Punxes, and end your experience with a vermouth at the rooftop!

Enjoy the visit to the Casa de les Punxes, and end your experience with a vermouth at the rooftop!

Did you know that the origin of the vermouth goes back to the Greek period, when Hippocrates put to macerate wine with absinthe and dictamnus, obtaining the wine called Hippocratic in the Middle Ages?

In the middle of the century is when vermouth appears in the capital of Baix Camp, specifically in Reus, when it was included into the offer of drinks along with the great white wines of the Camp de Tarragona area, such as the varieties of macabeo, parellada and xarel·lo. The vermouth, then, was the last to arrive but in a few years it was consolidated in the Reusian appetizers.

At Casa de les Punxes we want to honour this century-old tradition, so we launched an activity that you can not refuse this summer!

This event includes an audioguided tour and a vermouth in our rooftop. Are you going to miss it?

Schedule:

Saturday from 12.00 to 14.00

Sunday from 12.00 to 14.00

Price:

€ 9 residents in Catalonia
€ 12 general rate

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Casa de les Punxes

The spectacular building – revolutionary in both artistic and technical terms – is one of the most iconic structures in Barcelona and an important key to understand Catalan modernism. In 1975, it was given National Historic Landmark status due to its enormous historical, heritage and architecture value.

On a privileged site, is just a 5 minutes walk from Casa Milà-La Pedrera and 10 minutes walk from Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia, the Casa de les Punxes was built in the early 20th Century by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who alongside Antoni Gaudí and Lluis Domenech i Muntaner, is considered to be one of the most important architects of Catalan modernism.

Why You Should Visit?

  1. The roof terrace. Hiding in the very centre of Barcelona, the enigmatic and rather secret roof terrace is one of the most impressive spaces in the Casa de les Punxes.
  2. Beyond Gaudí. Meet the hidden modernism of Barcelona.
  3. Cultural offer. Rediscover the Catalan Modernisme with a live concert or a glass of cava at sunset, are some of our proposals.
  4. No rush! Enjoy the house with all the time neded.
  5. Located within the Modernist Route

Nits amb Ritme

Nits amb Ritme returns, from June 14th, with more rithm than ever! Do you need a plan for this summer in Barcelona? The Terradas House will open the doors of its imposing rooftop of 600m2 with evening concerts that will take place during the months of June, July and August. Discover Casa de les Punxes at night and vibrate with live music while you enjoy a free drink with one of the most spectacular views of the city.

Jazz, swing, bossanova, and soul will sound every Friday at 8pm on our enchanting  modernist rooftop.

The activity includes access to the exhibition to enjoy a tour through the history and symbolism of one of the most paradigmatic monuments of Catalan modernism, along with Casa Batlló, Sagrada Familia or La Pedrera.

Nits amb Ritme becomes, this summer, one of the essentials of Barcelona, with an attractive activity that combines outdoor rooftop with live concerts, culture and art to enjoy the summer months in a unique and special way.

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Price: 18,75€ (Residents) / 25,00€ (General)

Schedule: 7pm to 9pm

  • 7pm free visit
  • 8pm standing concert

Getting here:

  • Metro: L4, L5 Verdaguer; L3 Diagonal
  • Train: Renfe (Pl.Catalunya) and FGC (Provença)
  • Bus: bus 20, 39, 45, 47. H8. N5 Jardinets de Gràcia/Rosselló. Bus 6, 33, 34-stop: Diagonal/Bruc

Reservations:

Activities included:

  • Access to the exhibition of the main floor and rooftop
  • Standing concert of 1 hour duration
  • Free drink

JUNE

14/06/2019 Monica Mussungo Duo

21/06/2019 Canela N’ Drama (Rumbeta Percusión)

28/06/2019 Atenea Carter (Rythm & Blues)


JULY

05/07/2019 – Casi el mejor trio de tu vida (Dixieland)

12/07/2019 – Tina & Joe (Jazz/Soul)

19/07/2019 – Scaramouche (Jazz Manouche)

26/07/2019 – Atenea Carter (Rythm & Blues)


AUGUST

02/08/2019 – Yadira Ferrer (Cubana/Swing)

09/08/2019 – Monica Mussungo Duo (Jazz/Folk)

16/08/2019 – Casi el mejor trío de tu vida (Dixieland)

23/08/2019 – Tina & Joe (Jazz/Soul)

30/08/2019 – Canela N’ Drama (Rumbeta Percusión)

Casa de les Punxes, built by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1905, is an important key to understand Catalan modernism and one of the most iconic buildings in Barcelona.

A visit to the House provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the amazing architecture, delve into the history hidden between its walls and learn more about its genius architect. But not only that, it also allows visitors to discover the history of Catalonia and learn about Catalan modernism. The route followed by visitors has been designed as a journey through time to explore a unique monument with abundant historic, artistic and cultural content.

Hidden in the very centre of Barcelona, the enigmatic and rather secret rooftop is one of the most impressive spaces in Casa de les Punxes.

* Standing format.

** Due to weather conditions, the event can be canceled. In that case, the concert will be rescheduled.

May 2019: International Museum Day

International Museum Day

This May 18th, Culture dresses up! The occasion deserves it, as the International Museum Day will be celebrated all around the world, a festivity which gains more and more participants and attention each year. In fact, who has not heard about it? Raise your hands those who have not taken advantage in any of these events to sneak in behind the scenes of any museum, to access to private spaces, to enjoy of a surprise activity or to benefit from a good cultural offer.

In 1977 the International Council of Museums (ICOM) decided to draw attention to these spaces by creating this celebration in order to get museums closer to the general public. The idea has been so successful that 30.000 museums and 192 countries joined this initiative in 2012. What is the key point? The theme discussed changes every year, which allows organisers to raise awareness of any topic related to culture and museums.

Casa de les Punxes is not oblivious to this celebration and this year wants to do it’s bit. On account of this, a special offer will be hold the International Museum Day and Night. During the Day, you will be able to visit us with an audio guided tour through the main floor and the rooftop for 7€. However, if you prefer to visit us at Night, from 7pm you will be able to visit the former areas with a free tour and enjoy, in our rooftop, of your Estrella Damm beer included in your 9€ ticket. Are you going to miss it? Buy your tickets before they run out!

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Casa de les Punxes

The spectacular building – revolutionary in both artistic and technical terms – is one of the most iconic structures in Barcelona and an important key to understand Catalan modernism. In 1975, it was given National Historic Landmark status due to its enormous historical, heritage and architecture value.

On a privileged site, is just a 5 minutes walk from Casa Milà-La Pedrera and 10 minutes walk from Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia, the Casa de les Punxes was built in the early 20th Century by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who alongside Antoni Gaudí and Lluis Domenech i Muntaner, is considered to be one of the most important architects of Catalan modernism.

Why You Should Visit?

  1. The roof terrace. Hiding in the very centre of Barcelona, the enigmatic and rather secret roof terrace is one of the most impressive spaces in the Casa de les Punxes.
  2. Beyond Gaudí. Meet the hidden modernism of Barcelona.
  3. Cultural offer. Rediscover the Catalan Modernisme with a live concert or a glass of cava at sunset, are some of our proposals.
  4. No rush! Enjoy the house with all the time neded.
  5. Located within the Modernist Route

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Bringing Culture Closer Commitment

Casa de les Punxes, is today a Museum which has a crucial role to play in the transformation of society and commitment to the people.

Because of this reason we have created the commitment Bringing culture closer. The aim of this project is to bring the arts and culture closer to people on special days throughout the year.

With this aim, Bringing culture closer positions itself as a people’s participation platform in order to bring heritage closer to locals through a cultural, playful and affordable proposal.

We invite you to pay attention to our social media and newsletters so that you check the special days in which you could enjoy from our audioguide visit plus a glass of cava at a social price of 6€.


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Casa de les Punxes

At the junction of avinguda Diagonal with carrer Rosselló, right in the heart of Barcelona’s “Quadrat d’Or” (Golden Square), a majestic, medieval-inspired, but modernist urban palace, unique in the city is erected: Casa Terradas, popularly known as Casa de les Punxes.

Declared National Historic Landmark in 1975, Casa de les Punxes is the great masterpiece by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and it’s key to understanding Catalan modernism. Visiting Casa de les Punxes means delving into its history, soul and symbology.

Visit les Punxes, Open Date!

Audioguided Visit

Explore the fascinating history of the Casa de les Punxes on an audio-guided multi-sensory tour, learn about one of the great figures of Catalan modernism – Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and be surprised by the legend of Saint George – the source of inspiration for the great modernist architects. Come and visit one of the most quintessential monuments of Catalan modernism!

30% OFF (Code: PUNXES30)

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Audioguided Visit + Glass of Cava

An selected tour to enjoy Casa de les Punxes with all your senses, get to know its history, and discover its most unknown features. Inmerse yourself in the fantastic history of the house, and in the history of Josep Puig i Cadafalch, its emblematic author. End your visit enjoying a sunset toast and delighting your eyes with the views from the rooftop!

30% OFF (Code: PUNXES30)

Why You Should Visit?

  1. The roof terrace. Hiding in the very centre of Barcelona, the enigmatic and rather secret roof terrace is one of the most impressive spaces in the Casa de les Punxes.
  2. Beyond Gaudí. Meet the hidden modernism of Barcelona.
  3. Cultural offer. Rediscover the Catalan Modernisme with a live concert or a glass of cava at sunset, are some of our proposals.
  4. No rush! Enjoy the house with all the time neded.
  5. Located within the Modernist Route

Access by metro

Metro L4, L5 – Verdaguer stop
Metro L3 – Diagonal stop

Acces by train

RENFE Plaça Catalunya Station
FGC Provença Station

Acces by bus

Bus 20, 39, 45, 47, H8, N5: Jardinets de Gràcia / Roselló stop
Bus 6, 33, 34 Diagonal / Bruc stop

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