Casa de la Lactancia
Casa de la Lactancia
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Neighborhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Rocafort • 2 min walk
  • Urgell • 5 min walk
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
Solo
La Casa de la Lactancia, is a late modernist building originally built for the purpose of providing care for abandoned children and a maternity hospital, but now a care home for the elderly. By the standards of Modernism, it’s a fairly simple building and lacks the opulent decoration that make it’s architectural style obvious. The facade is simply decorated with rectangular tiles of various hues of light blue. On the first floor, just above the entrance to the building is a stained glass window clearly influence by Art Nouveau. Directly above that are decorations that show both the building’s original purpose and it’s Modernista influences. The cornice is richly decorated with floral motifs and the roof is crowned with architectural sculptures, evidence of it’s Modernism influences. Other Modernista elements include the semi-circular balconies with wrought-iron railings and ceramic mosaic bannisters inside the building. The sculptural relief depicts allegory of infancy, alludes to the building’s origins.

Although, interesting on it’s own, it’s only worth a detour if you have an abiding interest in Catalan Modernism. There are many monumental and more important examples of this style throughout Barcelona.
Written July 16, 2019
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,575 contributions
Couples
This building of Catalan Modernism was completed in 1913. It has a beautiful facade.

The house used to be a place where mothers offered their milk to other babies.

Today Casa de la Lactancia no longer cares for babies. It is a nursing home for the elderly.
Written May 9, 2019
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