The Palau Baró de Quadras is both a neo-Gothic mansion and a modernista-style block of flats. An imaginative building with an eclectic, refined décor that changes according to the façade you view it from.
In 1900 the Baron de Quadras commissioned Josep Puig i Cadafalch
to refurbish a residential block on Barcelona’s Carrer Rosselló. No sooner said than done: the modernista architect radically transformed the building, providing it with two distinct façades that make it truly unique.
When viewed from the Avinguda Diagonal, the building is reminiscent of the Gothic palaces of northern Europe, its style highlighting the noble character of the building. The long balcony, with its busts of eminent medieval and Renaissance figures, the mansards on the upper floor, and the floral motifs and heraldic shields, are fully in keeping with the medieval European style. The façade on carrer Rosselló retains some elements of the original building, decorated in the modernista style.
Inside the palace, the most eclectic decorations predominate, with a combination of different styles. For instance, we see the clear influence of neo-Gothic on the grand staircase and the wrought-iron entrance door. The mosaics, sgraffito work and multi-coloured woodwork, are reminiscent of the neo-Arabic style. In a nutshell, this is a building full of surprises and details you are bound to fall in love with
.What does your booking include?
- Entrance to the palace and a 60-minute guided tour.
: 1/10, 5/11, 19/11 and 3/12; at 10.30am Spanish and Catalan at 12noon.Length
: 1 hour.Closed
: 1/5, 11/9, 6/12 and 25/12.Meeting point
: ticket desk inside the building. Avinguda Diagonal, 373. Metro: L3 and L5, Diagonal stop. Buses: 6, 33, 34, 39, H8 and V17. FGC: Provença.
Customer services provider: CASES SINGULARS