The Casa de les Punxes first time opened its doors
One of the most characteristic buildings of Eixample opens its doors to the public this Friday after over a hundred years without it. The Casa de les Punxes or Terradas house is an emblematic modernist urban palace built in 1905, designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch and located on Diagonal Avenue with Rossello.
Early last century, its owner Bartomeu Terradas prestigious Barcelona architect commissioned to design a house for each of his three sisters. The result was a single building with three different entrances, with elements of several architectural currents and six towers, aspects reminiscent of old medieval castles.
A century later, first opened its doors to locals and does so with a tune interesting point. The public can get into the bowels of the building and enjoy an immersive audiovisual which tells the legend of Sant Jordi, its undeniable connection with modernism and as a recurring icon in the Casa de les Punxes. And of course, visitors can enjoy the little details that keeps every corner of the property. Without forgetting the terrace, where besides enjoy the panoramic views surrounded by the towers so characteristic, you can visit a space dedicated to discover the author and all historical and architectural details of the house.
In recent months we have worked hard to adapt the building to the accessibility of visitors, “acting on the ground floor, the main deck, which are the areas that have been conditioned to the visit, adapting them to the museum activity” explains Jaume Falguera, responsible for the rehabilitation of this jewel of modernism listed as National Interest architect.
The family owns the real estate group, Texna, bought the entire estate in 2010, in which there are four houses, several offices, a bank and other businesses. But so far could not visit the interior, it has always been of interest for its facade and because it is located at an intermediate point between tourist icons of the city as La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia.
A point of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of architect Josep Puig i Calafalch, the Casa de les Punxes opens in order to adapt history and tradition to new forms of cultural consumption. Thus uniting tradition and innovation, as did its creator with architectural advances developed.
It will be open from 9 to 20 hours all year except Christmas Day and will offer two types of visits: audioguide available in ten languages (12.50 euros) and format guided tour in small groups of a maximum of 20 people (20 euros ). In this second embodiment, throughout 2016 there will be a discount for residents in Barcelona who can purchase tickets at a price of 14 euros. They may be purchased at the box office and online.