Casa de les Punxes

Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Casa de les Punxes Reviews: 4/5

Casa de les Punxes
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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.
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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
  • Verdaguer • 6 min walk
  • Diagonal • 8 min walk
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R_TheReader
Rio de Janeiro, RJ489 contributions
Solo
I did not have to time to visit, so my impressions are mostly based on the facade. The Casa de les Punxes is located close to the Verdaguer metro station. The distinctive towers attract the attention when you walk by. Huge panels between the towers are also a Signature of this attraction.
Written January 26, 2022
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allatseaSouthampton
southampton175 contributions
A good audiovisual display explaining the story of St. George and the Dragon, but there's really very little to see in the house itself. I was disappointed as I got to the exit still thinking 'where's the interesting bit?'
Written March 9, 2020
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Dear user, Thank you for visiting Casa de les Punxes and sharing your opinion publicly. Regarding your comment, we regret that the visit did not correspond to your expectations. Throughout its history, Casa de les Punxes has been used for a variety of purposes, from its initial use as a home to its more recent use as an office. The passage of time has meant that the original furniture has not been preserved, and some spaces have even been modified. In 2010, the current property began a complex process of restoration and rehabilitation, with the aim of restoring its original appearance and bringing the history of this emblematic building to visitors. The spectacular building, which is revolutionary in both its artistic and technical aspects, houses an interesting multi-sensorial project in which the visitors' tour is conceived and designed to be a journey through time, with a profound historical, artistic and cultural content. The aim is not only to get to know its history and that of its architect, but also to penetrate its soul and its symbolism. That is why the legend of St. George, as important for Catalan modernism as for the symbolism of the building, is one of the great protagonists. Thank you again for your comment, for us your opinions are very important in order to offer a pleasant and enriching recreational and cultural experience. Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona
Written March 11, 2020
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El Pixa Pins
Caldes de Malavella, Spain14 contributions
I paid a little extra for the guided visit (with a human) and it was SO worth it. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and the content was nearly magical. The symbolism, beauty and passion of its architect, the history which some involved Barcelona’s fútbol, the legends, as well as the fact that it was the first house patterned after Castle Neuschwanstein (the same castle that was used to pattern Cinderella’s castle at Disney World) made this one of the most exciting guided visits of Barcelona.
Written February 17, 2020
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Dear user, Thank you for visiting Casa de les Punxes and sharing your opinion publicly. We are pleased that you enjoyed your guided tour and the history of Casa de les Punxes. Yours sincerely, Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona
Written February 20, 2020
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Urban_Fox_58
London, UK77 contributions
Fascinating building and worth going in but be aware that there is a rather lame St George presentation and no original furniture or decor inside. The roof terrace is pretty cool - we were there for sunset. Only go in if you have already been to Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller, La Pedrera, Casa Vicens, Sant Pau Hospital, Palau Guell and La Sagrada Família.
Written January 9, 2020
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Dear user, Thank you for visiting Casa de les Punxes and sharing your opinion publicly. In reference to your comment, we are very sorry that the visit has not matched your expectations. The route followed by visitors has been designed as a journey through time to explore a unique monument with abundant historic, artistic and cultural content. Visitors will not merely walk into the Casa de les Punxes but rather delve into its history, soul and symbology. That is why our exhibition focuses on the legend of St George, so important to the architect of Casa de les Punxes as to understand Catalan Art Nouveau. The new technologies incorporated into the tour enhance the narrative nature of the visit: powerful and multi-sensory, the museum content is presented as a form of art unto itself. We greatly appreciate your comment. Your opinions are very important for us to provide a pleasant cultural experience. Yours sincerely, Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona
Written January 10, 2020
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FrankRommerskirchen
Hamburg, Germany325 contributions
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I was strolling through Barcelona and this building hit my eye. It looks like a medieval castle but it is 100% modernismo. I stepped in and found out, that it is possible to visit. The entrance fee is 13,50 €. You will experience a well made interactive journey through a couple of rooms. They will tell you the legend of the holy George and how he killed the dragon. This story is related to the building. You also will get some informations of the house, architect and people who owned it. That will also happen on the roof terrace within the towers, which is nice.
It is a bit sad, that you cant see some of the original rooms. Like with tapestry and furniture, cause the only rooms you enter are those with the exhibition installations.
But it is worth the visit and you will see that Barcelona has more to offer than Gaudi
Written January 6, 2020
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Dear Frank, Thank you for visiting Casa de les Punxes and sharing your opinion publicly. We are glad that you enjoy your visit. Let us inform you that, nowadays, Casa de les Punxes can be visited from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m., every day. We look forward to seeing you again visiting Casa de les Punxes. Yours sincerely, Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona
Written January 7, 2020
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Torkm68
Pitmedden, UK908 contributions
A wonderfully eccentric modernist building that stands out on the Diagonal, great shots to be taken from street level , we didnt take the tour but had a wander through the gift shop and small cafe.
Written December 24, 2019
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Dear user, Thank you for visiting Casa de les Punxes and sharing your opinion publicly. Let us inform you that, nowadays, Casa de les Punxes can be visited from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m., every day. We look forward to seeing you again visiting Casa de les Punxes. Yours sincerely, Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona
Written January 2, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,423 contributions
This building is shown off to its best advantage as it is located on the wide Avenida and you can step back and get a good look or good photo. I think it's a work of art.
Written November 17, 2019
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Dear Thomas, Thank you for visiting Casa de les Punxes and sharing your opinion publicly. Yours sincerely, Casa les Punxes, Barcelona
Written November 18, 2019
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Malgorzata
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The Casa de les Punxes or Casa Terradas is a building designed by the Modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The house, which consists of 3 interconnected buildings, is definitely worth a visit. The house has a beautiful facade and a nice terrace where you can get to all the turrets. You will receive an audio route guide that activates when you enter a specific room. Only one building is available, the rest are apartments, the terrace is open to the public. First exposition tells you about the dragon legend with exiting movie shown on the walls of the museum along your way. The rest of the rooms are dedicated to the history of the of the house and the architect, used decorative elements, unique technology for the production of tiles used in the home, etc. The story audio and visual tracks are well done. I found this tour overall worthy of spending time and money.
Written November 9, 2019
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Dear user, Thank you for visiting the Casa de les Punxes and sharing your opinion publicly. Yours sincerely, Casa de les Punxes
Written November 11, 2019
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Yann V
31 contributions
The building is very nice from outside but inside there is not much to see.
On the first floor, you’ve got few videos about San Jordi.
Then on the terrace you visit the towers, they are empty. The view over Diagonal is nice.
The visit is clearly not worth it. There are many other modernist monuments in Barcelona that are much better!
Written September 28, 2019
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Dear user, Thank you for visiting Casa de les Punxes and sharing your opinion publicly. In reference to your comment, we are very sorry that the visit to this National Historic Landmark, has not matched your expectations. Throughout its history, Casa de les Punxes has welcomed diverse uses, from the initial ones as houses to the most recent ones as offices. The passage of time has meant that the original furniture has not been preserved, even that certain spaces have been modified. The route followed by visitors has been designed as a journey through time to explore a unique monument with abundant historic, artistic and cultural content. Visitors will not merely walk into the Casa de les Punxes but rather delve into its history, soul and symbology. The new technologies incorporated into the tour enhance the narrative nature of the visit: powerful and multi-sensory, the museum content is presented as a form of art unto itself.The legend of Sant Jordi is represented in the audiovisual project. This legend was very important both for the Catalan art nouveau and for the work of Puig i Cadafalch, so it has a central importance in our visit. We greatly appreciate your comment. Your opinions are very important for us to provide a pleasant cultural experience. Yours sincerely, Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona
Written October 1, 2019
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Sarah K
Edmonton, Canada1,012 contributions
The videos were fine, to learn about a local beloved saint, but after the first 3 it's lame. Then the rest of the tour is super lame. Rooftop and turrets were a waste of time. There's better museums out there.
Written September 18, 2019
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Dear SarahKraus, Thank you for visiting Casa de les Punxes and sharing your opinion publicly. In reference to your comment, we are very sorry that the visit to this National Historic Landmark, has not matched your expectations. The route followed by visitors has been designed as a journey through time to explore a unique monument with abundant historic, artistic and cultural content. Visitors will not merely walk into the Casa de les Punxes but rather delve into its history, soul and symbology. The new technologies incorporated into the tour enhance the narrative nature of the visit: powerful and multi-sensory, the museum content is presented as a form of art unto itself. We greatly appreciate your comment. Your opinions are very important for us to provide a pleasant cultural experience. Yours sincerely, Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona
Written September 18, 2019
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