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Casa de les Punxes

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Address: Av. Diagonal 420, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 930 18 52 42
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Was designed by Josep Puig I Cadafalch between 1903 and 1905 (a catalan...

Was designed by Josep Puig I Cadafalch between 1903 and 1905 (a catalan artchitect who highly influenced the Catalan modernism movement), it is located in the district of Eixample in Barcelona, a popular area know as "Quadrat d'Or". Nowadays it is one of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona. It is the only Modernista detached house, built in the form of an old medieval castle and its 6 sharp-pointed towers that crown the building gave it the popular name of "Casa de les Punxes" (house of spikes). In 1975 it was declared Historical National Monument. It will be open to the public in 2016.

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Casa de les Punxes

We came across this building on our tour, another influence of Gaudi but not as ornate as some others we saw.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Swan Hill, Australia
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Swan Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came across this building on our tour, another influence of Gaudi but not as ornate as some others we saw.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I noticed the Casa de les Punxes while walking to other sites along the Avinguda di Diagonal, and after looking it up online decided to visit. I was greeted by very friendly staff who explained the fact that building is not furnished and that it was mostly an audio tour - this probably helped set my expectations. I also thought... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the same old typical architecture tour then by all means visit one of the dozen other sites in Barcelona. If you want a surprising, digital, interactive and fun walk through a quiet beautiful building with a great roof (views and relaxation etc) then go. Dont expect normal. Try something new...or dont.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clever audio visual presentation that you follow as you walk through various rooms. Interesting of the history of how the place was built and St George. You do get some great views from the roof top with more interesting information in each of the turrets. You only see two levels - av floor and the roof. What was missing... More 

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Guilsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Had low expectations of this, anticipating another sluggish traipse around poorly furnished rooms with uninspiring signage. This was therefore a terrific surprise. A really fun adventure, with moments of jeopardy and surprise. Use of digital technology and drama was highly original and the journey through the urban castle highly entertaining. Fantastic to explore the work of an architect who isn't... More 

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Casa de les Pun... d, comunicación at Casa de les Punxes, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Masutherland, for share your experience! More 

Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

€12 to see a childish film and the roof .... Unfortunately I found out at the end that none of the original interiors are on view. What you get for more than a Hollywood movie's worth of entrance fee is a 20 minute montage of dragons and kings and princesses shown in a series of very modern rooms on the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

This is a magnificent historic building and you should certainly walk past it to look and admire the outside. If you pay for admission to the inside, you will not see anything of interest that you could not see outside for free, except that you will get a closer view of the turrets and will be able to look out... More 

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Casa de les Pun... d, Director Comercial at Casa de les Punxes, responded to this review

Dear Formershrink, thank you for your review, we are sorry about your experience visiting the house. Casa de les Punxes has opened recently to the public, last august your opinion is very important to us in order improve everyday. Best regards, More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Puig’s Casa de les Punxes stands as a distinctive monument at the intersection of Diagonal, Bruc and Rossello in the Eixample, with its five ceramic covered conical towers with spikes (punxes). It is impressive on the outside and it opened in August for visits to the interior (12.50 Euros). There isn’t much inside, but the visit is interesting all the... More 

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Casa de les Pun... d, Director Comercial at Casa de les Punxes, responded to this review

Dear GGJ-DC, thank you for you opinion. Best regards, More 

Ravenna, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We've visited la Casa de les Punxes after our tour in La Pedrera and obviously La Pedrera is the best. PUnxes's House is only a multimedia tour and all about Saint Georges Legend. Expensive. Empty. The best place is the roof with a great views...

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Casa de les Pun... d, Director Comercial at Casa de les Punxes, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your opinion. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

I enjoyed the visit, the audio tour was well worth it. With this option one has the possibility of visiting the top of the towers and enjoying the wonderful architecture and 360 degree view of Barcelona in each tower, of the 3 apartment house. It seems to me very correct that at last the initiative has been taken to pay... More 

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Hello Lilil, thank you so much for your visit and your opinion. Best regards, More 

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