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Casa de les Punxes (House of the Spikes)

  • Av. Diagonal 416–420 Map It
  • Eixample
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/20/2018

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Also known as Casa Terrades for the family that owned the house and commissioned Puig i Cadafalch to build it, this extraordinary cluster of six conical towers ending in impossibly sharp needles is another of Puig i Cadafalch's inspirations, this one rooted in the Gothic architecture of northern European countries. One of the few freestanding Eixample buildings, visible from 360 degrees, this ersatz Bavarian or Danish castle in downtown Barcelona is composed entirely of private apartments, some of them built into the conical towers themselves on three circular levels, connected by spiral stairways. The ground floor, first level, terrace, and towers are now open to the public; check the website for the schedule of guided tours in English.

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Av. Diagonal 416–420, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08037, Spain

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Published 08/20/2018


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