Barcelona Sights

Casa Lleó Morera

  • Passeig de Gracia 35 Map It
  • Eixample
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Interior, Casa Batllo, Manzana de la Discordia, Barcelona, Spain

    © Ross Brinkerhoff / Fodor’s Travel

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The ornate Casa Lleó Morera was extensively rebuilt from 1902 to 1906 by Palau de la Música Catalana architect Domènech i Montaner and is a treasure house of Catalan Modernisme. The facade is covered with ornamentation and sculptures depicting female figures using the modern inventions of the age: the telephone, the telegraph, the camera, and the Victrola. The inside is even more astounding, another anthology of Art Nouveau techniques assembled by the same team of glaziers, sculptors, and mosaicists Domènech i Montaner directed in the construction of the Palau de la Música Catalana. The Eusebi Arnau sculptures around the top of the walls on the main floor are based on the Catalan lullaby "La Dida de l'Infant del Rei" ("The Nurse of the King's Baby"); the stained-glass scenes in the old dining room, depicting Lleó Morera family picnics, resemble Moderniste versions of impressionist paintings.

Sight Information

Address:

Passeig de Gracia 35, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08007, Spain

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Phone:

93-676–2733

Sight Details:

  • €12 for 30-min express tour, €15 for 70-min guided tour in English (at 11 am)
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–7
  • Reservations (a must) and tickets available only online. No visits allowed in high heels

Published 08/18/2015

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