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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April 2019: The most special Spring at Casa de les Punxes

Friday Late

Are you looking for a different space in which to have a good time?

We know that spring arrives, the heat, and the days get longer in Barcelona, ​​that’s why we want to propose a plan that you cannot refuse. From March 29, Friday Late is starting at Casa de las Punxes, the perfect place to unwind from a long day of work with your friends and family.

We offer you a night event (from 7pm to 10pm) on our rooftop, the last Friday of each Month, but only until June. The activity includes free access to the exhibition, to finalize the night experience, on the terrace, and with an Inèdit  Damm. Tempting, isn’t it?

Once on the rooftop, we offer you the possibility of buying a drink while enjoying some fantastic views.

You can buy tickets both at the box office and on our website. Come on, the tickets are running out!

Saint George

A brave knight, a princess about to be devoured by the dragon and a battle. Do you want to know how the legend ends?

Saint George’s day, the patron saint of Catalonia, is here to give roses, books full of exciting stories and to discover the famous knight’s legend who killed the fierce dragon.

For this very special Saint George, stop by Casa de les Punxes, where you will find our roses stand, you can take a photo in our ‘Photocall’ and win the funniest photo contest.

You can also discover the legend of Saint George through our audiovisuals, learn the architecture and history of Puig i Cadafalch and climb the incredible rooftop with spectacular views of Barcelona.

This special day give roses, books and visit Casa de les Punxes.

It seems a good plan, right?


March-April-May 2019: Friday Late

Friday Late

Are you looking for a different space in which to have a good time?

We know that spring arrives, the heat, and the days get longer in Barcelona, ​​that’s why we want to propose a plan that you cannot refuse. From March 29, Friday Late is starting at Casa de las Punxes, the perfect place to unwind from a long day of work with your friends and family.

We offer you a night event (from 7pm to 10pm) on our rooftop, the last Friday of each Month, but only until June. The activity includes free access to the exhibition, to finalize the night experience, on the terrace, and with an Inèdit  Damm. Tempting, isn’t it?

Once on the rooftop, we offer you the possibility of buying a drink while enjoying some fantastic views.

You can buy tickets both at the box office and on our website. Come on, the tickets are running out!

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* The activity includes free access to the exhibition until 20:00 pm

** Standing format. Seating is limited.

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


March 2019: Visit les Punxes Carnival

Visit les Punxes Carnival

Activities

We are already in Carnival in Barcelona and who does not like to have a good time? Therefore, this month we propose a new and fun activity for the whole family: you can complement the audioguided visit with a mask workshop for the little ones. The price per person is €6, kids under 7 years, for free.

You can enjoy this promotion buying the tickets both in ticket offices and on our website, and will be valid from March 1 to 6.


In addition, as for Carnival anything goes, we suggest you to come in dress up and participate in our RRSS contest; you just have to upload a photo on your Instagram with the hashtag #carnavalpunxes. The prize? A super Brunch in our Matalaranya vermuteria. Do you dare?


Friday Late

Are you looking for a different space in which to have a good time?

We know that spring arrives, the heat, and the days get longer in Barcelona, ​​that’s why we want to propose a plan that you cannot refuse. From March 29, Friday Late is starting at Casa de las Punxes, the perfect place to unwind from a long day of work with your friends and family.

We offer you a night event (from 7pm to 10pm) on our rooftop, the last Friday of each Month, but only until June. The activity includes free access to the exhibition, to finalize the night experience, on the terrace, and with an Inèdit  Damm for free. Tempting, isn’t it?

Once on the rooftop, we offer you the possibility of buying a drink while enjoying some fantastic views.

You can buy tickets both at the box office and on our website. Come on, the tickets are running out!



September 2018: La Mercè Concert

La Mercè Concert

Do you still want to enjoy summer? Warm nights being entertained by live music? And have you missed it in a dreamy rooftop in the city center of Barcelona? Do not worry, Casa de les Punxes offers you the opportunity to say goodbye to the summer as it deserves! On September 20th, you have an appointment on the emblematic rooftop of Casa de les Punxes to welcome the autumn and the festivity of Barcelona, La Mercè. That day, we propose you a music show with a lot of rhythm by the group Atic2a. A band that mixes different styles with a strong pop presence. Atic2a interprets his own songs and his maxim in direct is to transmit his passion for music. The proposal includes the access to the exhibition, a free drink (Estrella Damm) and 1 hour of live concert. Price: 25 euros; residents in Catalonia 30% discount.

* Standing format (we will have a small number of chairs, upon request, for people with special needs).
* In case of rain, the concert will be re-scheduled. Activity changes, are also allowed.


September 2018: Activities Program

September: Activities Program

Are you back from your vacations? If so, and if you are preparing the back to school season, we have great news for you. Casa de les Punxes is preparing for this month, activities to remind you that there are still warm days to enjoy!

We start with the celebration of the National day of Catalonia, that is why on September the 11th, we propose a 50% off on the guided and audio-guided visits. You can get the tickets the same day (September the 11th) on our website or on our ticket office, so you can make your visit any day until the end of this year.

On September you can also prepare the change of the season, but we still resist the good weather! Who says that we have to prepare ourselves for colder months? Let’s say the last goodbye of summer dancing, laughing, with live music and on the emblematic rooftop of les Punxes! And this coincides with the feast of la Mercè, that is why the rooftop of Casa de les Punxes will celebrate it with live music on the next 20th of September from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This show includes access to the exposition and a cup of Estrella Damm.

Besides, from Friday 21st and until Monday the 24th of September, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., we propose the Vermuteja les Punxes  visit. An activity that combines culture, with a traditional idea of “having a Vermut?”. In Punxes we plan the best scenario to have a good time with friends and family at a very special price on this days of the festivity of la Mercè (6€ visit + vermut).


February 2018 NEWS // EXHIBITION

The Casa de les Punxes, revolutionary in both artistic and technical aspects, is one of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona, ​​as well as a key to understand the Modernist art movement and the history of Catalonia. Its author, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, was one of the most important architects of Art Nouveau along with Antoni Gaudi and Lluís Domènech i Muntaner.

Casa Terradas, the real name of this house, can be considered Josep Puig i Cadafalch’s great masterpiece, as he reflected his political and architectural ideas through his very own artistic and architectural language. Casa de les Punxes is a clear example of Catalan modernism and Puig i Cadafalch’s passions and cultural interests.

Visiting the house implies to get into its history, its soul and its symbolism. Inside we find an attractive and multisensorial project with a cultural proposal, both educational and recreational, where spaces are transformed in order to bring history, art and culture to all audiences.

FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES

Coffee gathering: Casa de les Punxes

This coffee gathering activity offers the possibility of enjoying Casa de les Punxes in a different way. Just at the end of the guided tour, the Casa de les Punxes museum has booked an unique space where visitors will share impressions and go deeply into the topics they loved most. Driven by a cultural mediator, these gatherings will include supplementary material as well as a cup of coffee.

These sessions are created in order to explore and deepen the fascinating history of Casa de les Punxes and the many facets of one of the great figures of Catalan Modernism, Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

Guided tour at 17pm, Saturdays of February and March.

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PROMOTIONS

Special promotion of Valentine’s Day

On the occasion of the celebration of Valentine’s Day, Casa de les Punxes offers an Exclusive Visit so that visitors enjoy this special day with a private tour that finishes with a cava toast in one of the most spectacular terraces of Barcelona. The Exclusive Visit is an ideal proposal to start the celebrations of Valentine’s Day, because visitors will explore the nooks of the Casa de les Punxes along with one of our expert guides. At the end of the visit you will toast Catalan cava on the magical terrace while enjoying the views of Barcelona.

Guided tour at 18 hours 14th February. Special price € 14 (Discount of € 9)

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May 2018: Puig i Cadafalch House’s Passport

Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867 - 1956) is undoubtedly one of the most important architects of Catalan modernism. If we take into account the modernist triad, Antoni Gaudí, Domènech i Muntaner and Josep Puig i Cadafalch, we can deduce that the latest one deserves a separate chapter, as he was the only one who stood out in various branches of knowledge. Precisely, thanks to these three magnificent figures there is no doubt that the modernist architecture in Barcelona is one of the richest in Europe.

Puig i Cadafalch’s architecture is especially prominent if we take into account how the Medieval past inspired him, the beauty of his technical solutions and his particular reinterpretation of modernism. He was a visionary architect and several monuments designed by him can be found in Barcelona. Moreover, you can enjoy interesting guided tours in them that seek to promote and approximate the heritage in a flexible and enjoyable way.

Bearing in mind Puig i Cadafalch’s houses, we discover some defining features, an artistic language composed by his intrinsic character as well as the issues related to the assignment’s nuances.

As every house contains a hint of Puig i Cadafalch’s architectural style, a retrospective of his most unique houses is an aesthetic and artistic challenge in which the visitor can learn and enjoy.

Activities

Therefore, we suggest you to make a circuit through the most interesting houses of Puig i Cadafalch in Barcelona. Casa de les Punxes, Casa Amatller, Palau Baró de Quadras and Palau Macaya. You can download the Puig i Cadafalch Passport, enjoy special discounts, and schedule your itinerary to visit the modernist jewels of Puig i Cadafalch.

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April 2018: Enjoy the most special St. George day in Casa de les Punxes.

Modernist artists and architects used Saint George image to symbolize the historical link with tradition and the idea of ​​a glorious medieval past. The scene of the fight was presented as well as, individually, with the holy knight, his shield and the cross or the fearsome beast.

For this reason, the Modernist architecture is full of representations of his legend, being a defining feature of the Catalan Modernist style. The legend, represented in several monuments in Barcelona, was worked by local artisans experts in sculpture, ceramics, wrought iron or stained glass. It was placed in windows, roofs, doors or facades.

At Casa Terrades, Puig i Cadafalch depicted the legend main scene, the dragon’s death by the knight, in a beautiful ceramic panel placed in Rosselló street facade. Made by Enric Monserdà, this panel stands out from the decorative scheme of Casa de les Punxes. Precisely, it is in this very panel where the architect decided to place his portrait.

Activities

The 23rd April is an essential day in Barcelona. Therefore, Casa de les Punxes is organising several special activities, some of them will be free and out of the museum and other inside it. Their aim is to offer an attractive and special visit to all our visitors. Some proposals are themed visits and dynamic sessions based on Saint George legend and its relation with Casa de les Punxes, Modernism and its significance in Catalan culture and history.

Exclusive activities will be also held at night in Saint George day. Casa de les Punxes offers a formal dinner inside the iconic punxes of the rooftop, where our guests will enjoy of an intimate and unique scene.

For information and reservations, contact events@lespunxes.com / 930 160 128.


March 2018: The relevance of Artisan workshops

The catalan Modernism is a distinctive feature of Barcelona. Walking around the city becomes a discover of surprising buildings those have vegetal and animal shapes remind from the Nature, in its decoration. Colored ceramic elements, wrought iron elements worked in stone or glass, all of them made it artistically.

Regularly, the artisans were the hidden creators who actively collaborate with architects such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Antoni Gaudí or Domènech i Muntaner. None of the works of the most influential Catalan architects could have been executed without the arduous work of the artisan workshops.

The important contribution of artisans who beautified and refined the architecture it’s a key during the Modernism and Casa de les Punxes is a clear example. In fact, Puig i Cadafalch is a perfect exponent of the idea of ​​the integration of decorative arts so representative in modernist architecture.

In Casa de les Punxes it’s appreciate how the sum of the architect’s work together with all his collaborators is synthesized in a one work of great beauty, both architectural and aesthetic. In this way, we can see stained glass works made by “Amigó Workshop”, rich sculptural pieces made by “Germans Juyol workshop”, the impressive iron work by “Casa Ballarin” and the eloquent hydraulic tiles manufactured by “Pujol i Bausis “.

Definitely, visiting the Casa de les Punxes is also revalue these unknowns representatives of modernism. This topic was very present during the last Coffee Gathering , the value of the artisans works was a subject of discussion very well recognised by the participants at the time to reflect about the modernism.

During the month of March, we will continue every Saturday with the Coffee Gathering sessions in the Guided Tours (Catalan) at 5:00 p.m. The activity offers the possibility of enjoying Casa de les Punxes in a unique way, where the voices of the participants have reserved a special place to share their impressions while they taking a cup of coffee or tea. The activity includes complementary material and it’s realised by a cultural mediator.