Casa Bruno Quadros

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Casa Bruno Quadros
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Address
Neighborhood: El Congrés i els Indians
How to get there
  • Liceu • 1 min walk
  • Jaume I • 7 min walk
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Emmanuelle Hiking
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,685 contributions
Head turning building
Apr 2021 • Friends
Very beautiful 🤩 and strange at the same time, it has a dragon 🐉 and umbrellas on the walls of the building. Of course, it was the house of umbrellas back in the hay day 18’s but still standing tall and attractive.
Written May 16, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,401 contributions
Quirky Modernist Building - A Quick Las Ramblas Photo-Stop
Jan 2020
This large pink Modernist building is a fun stop on Las Ramblas and it will only take a minute or two. It’s known as the Umbrella House because the exterior is charmingly decorated with Oriental umbrellas and a dragon.
It might look odd today (and you half expect someone to come out the front door and burst into a chorus of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’) but the umbrellas have been a feature since the 1880s. It is quite remarkable that they have never been pulled down at some stage over the years.
They were put there for commercial reasons, rather than artistic decoration. They were basically advertising. In the 1800s, this was a popular umbrella store and in 1883 the owner, Bruno Quadros, decided decorate the store to help him sell even more umbrellas.
The Oriental design wasn't just a quirky whim. From the 1850s, there had been a craze for Japanese art and design sweeping Europe. Japan had been a closed country since the 1600s but started trading with the West again in the 1850s. Japan seemed very exotic and Japonisme suddenly became very ‘of the moment’. It was the height of fashion for to have Oriental styling. Artists experimented with it and women started appearing in dresses patterned with Oriental motifs, such as fans, flowers, and fish. So in fact the Umbrella House was very much in vogue.
It’s not open to the public so we only stopped here for a quick look from the street and a photo. You certainly wouldn’t go out of your way to see it, but it is about halfway along Las Ramblas, near the Gothic Quarter and just about everyone finds themselves here at some point. It’s opposite the Joan Miro pavement mosaic so you can stop to see both at the same time.
Written August 26, 2020
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Floyd B
Whitefish Bay, WI61 contributions
One of many interest homes in a Barcelona
Oct 2019 • Couples
Stroll by if you’re in the area. Wouldn’t make a special trip to see it with so many other beautiful buildings and homes to see in Barcelona
Written October 28, 2019
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Torkm68
Pitmedden, UK908 contributions
Eclectic building
Oct 2019
Eclectic, modernist house by Josep Vilaseca decorated with umbrellas, fans & a Chinese dragon. It does stand out from the other facades on the La Rambla which must have been the effect the client wanted. The building is not open to the public so no way of knowing if the oriental motif carries on inside.
Written October 22, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
Average
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Casa Bruno Cuadros is a building on La Rambla, close to the Liceu metro station. The building is one of many examples of Catalan Modernist buildings that can be found everywhere in the city. Although it’s modernist, there Neo-Classical elements such as the columns just underneath the cornice of the roofs. The most distinct element of the building are the multi-coloured umbrellas and fans on the facade and the sculpture of a Chinese dragon at the corner of the building. Oddly, the dragon also has an oriental fan on it’s back.

Worth a look if you’re on La Ramba, but I wouldn’t come specifically to see it.
Written July 16, 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,132 contributions
Ok building
Jul 2019 • Couples
Really didn't the building was that impressive. Yes, it is cute with all the umbrellas, but nothing else sticks out really.
Written July 10, 2019
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
Very nice
Nov 2018 • Solo
Very beautiful building. Great architecture. It is just in the center so you can visit it walking from ramblas
Written November 11, 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK607,295 contributions
Loved this building.
Sep 2018 • Friends
While walking down Las Ramblas it's hard to pick out a single building that stands out as there's so many beautiful buildings along Barcelona's most famous street but Casa Bruno Quadros certainly caught my eye.
This building has stood here since 1858 with a couple of refurbishment taking place ,there are interesting features on the facade such as the umbrella details covering the facade which is a clue to the original use of the ground floor of this building when there was a shop selling umbrellas and also some stunning Oriental features especially the beautifully detailed dragon that looks awesome.
Although not a must go destination but if your walking down Las Ramblas definitely well worth checking out.
Written October 8, 2018
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson16,122 contributions
The umbrella house!
Sep 2018 • Couples
Umbrella store owner Bruno Quadros had his business on the ground floor of this 1858 building; he used the umbrella decor outside to advertise his wares. In 1883 the building had its first refurbishment as Barcelona was getting dressed-up for the 1888 Exposition.

The architect incorporated Oriental elements (dragon, fans, etc.) into the exterior motif.

During the late 1880's, Barcelona was in the throws of growth and expansion. In 1980 it was again refurbished and the Modernistic/Egyptian/Chinese elements were not eliminated. Thank the architectual gods!

The building fronts La Rambla and is a very favorite site on the route.
Written October 1, 2018
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31HomeGames
Charlotte, NC1,428 contributions
Fun building on Las Ramblas
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you are visiting Barcelona, chances are you will stroll along Las Ramblas at some point. If you do, make sure you look for this cool building. It’s around halfway between Plaça Catalunya and the Columbus monument (on the left as you head toward Columbus). The building was built in 1858 for the owner of the umbrella shop which was originally on the ground floor. It was refurbished in the 1883 to include the current somewhat whimsical architectural design. I wouldn’t walk out of my way just see it, but definitely take a look if you’re in the area.
Written September 1, 2018
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