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Casa de les Punxes

Casa de les Punxes also known as Casa Terrades is a giant Gothic Castle known for its conical roofs ending in spikes, which inspired the name "Casa De Les Punxes", meaning "The House of Spikes". It is one of Barcelona's most famous Modernism landmarks built by the Modernistic architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch. Visit Casa de les Punxes to immerse yourself in Barcelona's landmark architecture.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Casa De Les Punxes

The following rules must be followed to ensure safety against Covid-19 :

  • From 1 AM to 6 AM a curfew remains in effect in Barcelona and several other Catalan cities.
  • To enter bars, restaurants, nightclubs, music festivals, and senior residences, a covid certificate is necessary.
  • Masks are a must in the streets, cabs and public transportation, and all the public places. 
  • Further, mMeetings are limited to a maximum of ten individuals.

Why Visit Casa De Les Punxes?

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  • It was built in 1905 and designed by architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch under the commission of Bartomeu Terradas Brutau. This building is laid on a triangular structure that rises like a grand medieval castle.
  • It has a brilliant bricked facade with elements like stained glass bay windows, wrought-iron balconies, the neo-Gothic style structure, wondrous sculptures and the intricate usage of ceramic panels. 
  • The castle allows you to experience that medieval era tale of Saint Georges and dragons.
  • The use of virtual reality & 3-dimensional technology offers an interactive real-life experience.

Highlights of Casa De Les Punxes

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Facade

The exterior of the Casa Terrades is a marvel in itself, etched brickwork blends perfectly with wrought-iron balconies. The splendid design, the vibrant mix of colours, the thoughtful shapes & the significant location enhances the beauty all the more. Also, the ceramic panel surrounding the facade is a symbol of the patriotism of the people of Catalonia, Spain.

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Casa De Les Punxes Interiors

It has residences, offices, cafes, a museum dedicated to Saint George, and some gift shops for souvenirs. Moreover, there is a huge sundial,  calendar, hydraulic floors, floral decorations, paintings, stone sculptures, wall creativity & designs that reflect upon the characters of the owners of the building & Saint George or St. Jordi.

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Stained Glass Bay Windows

The luxurious stained glass bay windows teleport you to the medieval era, in the times of kings & queens. They converge fantastically with the exterior & gives out an outstanding work of art, culture & wisdom inherited by the people of the country. 

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Rooftops

Rooftops are the ones that gave out the name 'Casa De Les Punxes'. The monument has six conical towers that converge conically & end in spikes. That's where the name came from " the house of spikes ~ Casa De Les Punxes".

Interesting facts about Casa De Les Punxes

  • The name Casa Terrades comes from the fact that it was built for 3 Terrades sisters in the 20th century, by the architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch.  The 3 sisters Josefa, Rosa, and Angela owned three buildings standing between the Avinguda Diagonal, Carrer Rosselló and Carrer Bruc. 
  • The structure represents the characters of the three owners. A plastic panel located, for example, forms an angel on the facade. The daughter Angela Terradas is depicted in this figure. A vase full of roses, Rosa's symbol, is depicted on a different panel.
  • There's also a ceramic tile that honours St. George by depicting him slaying a dragon.
  • Along with an extraordinary interior, the Casa De Les Punxes interior holds a giant sundial & a calendar with Roman Numerals representing the 4 zodiac signs: Capricorn for the winter, Aries for the spring, Cancer for the summer and Libra for the autumn.

Plan Your Visit To Casa de les Punxes

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Casa De Les Punxes is open from 10 AM to 7 PM throughout the year.

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Address: Av. Diagonal 420, 08037 Barcelona Spain.

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 Metro Routes: : L3, L5
Bus Routes: 24, 47, B24, E9, H8

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Once you are done visiting Case de les Punxes, stop by at a restaurant to try out some delicious food close to Casa de les Punxes.

Don Kilo Gourmet:  One of the most reviewed & highly rated nearby restaurants of Barcelona. Within 0.2 km of the castle. 

Bella Italia: The 5 star rated restaurant with absolute tasty food, service, atmosphere & proximity to Casa Le Des Punxes. Just 0.4 km away from the Casa Terrades. 

Sante Gelato by Renzo Paniccia: This amazing restaurant offers dine in, take away, & delivery as well along with mouth watering traditional delicacies. Within the range of 57m. 

The Rooftop at Sir Victor:  Good food, rooftop view, warm sunshine & amazing prices what else is required to satiate your travel & photo needs. 0.3km proximity. 

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Casa Batllo: Casa Batllo is one of the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, the most famous architect of Barcelona.

Casa Mila: Being Anotni Gaudi's most iconic piece of work, people were awestruck by the waves in the design, the eccentric wrought-iron balconies, and the asymmetrical facades.

La Sagrada Familia: La Sagrada Familia is Spain's most famous architectural design. This magnificent structure is considered Gaudi's last & bestest ever work.

Mercado de La Boqueria: Mercado de La Boqueria is Barcelona's most iconic & largest market.

Visitor Tips

  • It is highly recommended to opt for an audio guide, that will help you to understand the history, culture & structure of the palace in a better way.
  • It's better to visit the places early in the day, as being famous tourist spots, they attract a huge crowd around noon.
  • Last and the most important, make sure you follow all the COVID protocols seriously since your travel spirit needs more of the vibe.

Frequently Asked Questions About Casa De Les Punxes

What is Casa De Les Punxes?

Casa Terrades also known as Casa De Les Punxes is one of the most famous monuments of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It encompasses a portion of the residence area, offices, shops and a museum that is available for visitors. 

Where can I buy tickets to Casa De Les Punxes?

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What can I see inside Casa De Les Punxes?

Casa Terrades has a lot to offer. It has a marvelous facade & interior including a museum, various architectural wonders,  gift shops for souvenirs, and cafes. 

What are the opening hours of Casa De Les Punxes?

 It is open throughout the week from 10 AM to 7 PM. 

Where is Casa De Les Punxes?

It is located in the middle of the Avinguda Diagonal, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

When was Casa De Les Punxes built? Who built Casa De Les Punxes?

 This magnificent building was built in 1905 by Josep Puig I Cadafalch under the commission of Bartomeu Terradas.

Are there restaurants inside Casa De Les Punxes?

There are certainly small cafes & shops that offer some traditional mouth watering delicacies. 

What are the facilities at Casa De Les Punxes?

 Various facilities like gift shops, museums, other monuments of Gaudi & numerous other architects, tourist spots, hotels & restaurants are available nearby Casa Da Les Punxes castle.

Is Casa De Les Punxes safe to visit?

Yes, it's a safe place to visit & is always under security supervision as it is the National Heritage of Spain.