The Best Casas of Barcelona, Spain.
Beautiful Barcelona – beautiful houses or casas. I was really impressed with the houses of Barcelona, they have different styles and some of them are very unique. In my opinion, Antoni Gaudi’s casas have changed the look of this otherwise typical European city, I really like his style and I wish there had been much more houses designed by this great architect. But some other houses in Barcelona look interesting too.
Here are some Best Casas I liked the most (see them on the map at the end of the article).
Casa Evarist Arnus (1903), designed by Enric Sagnier, address: Manuel Arnús, 1-3
Casa Roviralta (1913), designed by Joan Rubió i Bellver, address: Avda. Tibidabo, 31
Casa Comalat (1911), designed by Salvdor Valeri, address: Córsega, 316 (rear facade) and Avda. Diagonal, 442 (main facade). It is remarkable for its two facades.
Casa Fuster (1911) designed by Lluis Doménec i Muntaner, address: Passeig de Gràcia, 132. At the time it was considered the most expensive building in Barcelona because of the materials used. The building is constructed with glass, white marble and slate. Today it is a hotel.
Casa Jaume Forns designed by Jeroni Granell i Barrera and Domènec Boada, constructed between 1888 – 1910, address: Carrer València, 285
Casa Josefa Villanueva designed by Juli Maria Fossas Martínez, constructed between 1888-1910, address: Carrer Roger de Llúria, 80
Casa Sayrach (1918) designed by Manuel Sayrach, address: Avda. Diagonal, 423-425
Casa Thomas (1898) designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, address: Carrer de Mallorca, 293. Commissioned by the industrialist Joseph Thomas, the building features a facade of neo-Gothic tendency.
Casa de les Punxess or Casa Terrades (1905) designed by Puig i Cadafach, address: Av. Diagonal, 416. The House of “Spikes” has a medieval appearance and influenced by Nordic style, it features elaborate ornaments of stone in windows and doors and an admirable forged iron work on balconies.
Casa Lleo Morera, architect: Lluís Domènech i Montaner, address: Passeig de Gràcia, 35 A building originally constructed in 1864 but renovated in 1902. In 1906 it received an award for the best building of the year from the Barcelona City Council.
Casa Batllo. A slender building originally built between 1875 and 1877 and remodelled in 1904-1906 by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol, address: Passeig de Gràcia, 43. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), as it has a visceral, skeletal organic quality. And Casa Amtller, architect: Josep Puig i Cadafalch, address: Passeig de Gràcia, 41. A building originally designed as a residence for chocolatier Antoni Amatller and constructed between 1898 and 1900.
Casa Lleo Morera, Casa Batlo, Casa Amtller are the three unique modernist buildings in one block and known in Barcelona as Illa de la Discòrdia -”Block of Discord”.
Casa Calvet(1899) designed by Antoni Gaudi, address: Carrer de Casp, 48. This building is the most conventional of Gaudi’s works, partly because it had to be squeezed in between older structures and partly because it was sited in one of the most elegant sections of Barcelona. It was designed for a textile manufacturer.
Casa Mila (1912) designed by Antoni Gaudi, address: Passeig de Gràcia, 92. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Architecturally La Pedrera considered an innovative work for its steel structure and curtain walls – the facade is self-supporting. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Casa Vicens designed by Antoni Gaudi, address: Carrer de les Carolines, 18–24. A family residence built for industrialist Manuel Vicens in the period 1883-1889. It was Gaudí’s first important work. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Palau Baro de Quadras designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, address: Avda. Diagonal, 373. The palace was built between 1904 and 1906, as the residence of the Baron of Quadras, today it is home to Casa Asia.
All my Best Casas of Barcelona on the Map
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