Baró de Quadras Palace: oriental tiles and modernist stairs

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Palacio del Barón de Quadras en Barcelona modernismo

Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956) reformed this palace at the request of Manuel de Quadras i Feliu, and lasted from 1904 to 1906. The architect focused on the contrast of the two facades of the building, the one facing Diagonal street and the other Rosselló . The first is the main one with a height of 12 meters. It is adorned with heraldic ornaments, garlands and busts of various characters. The grandstand is decorated with arches and you can see a statue of St. George fighting with the dragon.

Palacio del Barón de Quadras en Barcelona modernismo

The one facing Rosselló has a grandstand that takes up the whole first floor and it’s adorned with floral sgraffito. The door is profusely worked and elaborated with wrought iron and glass.

The building has 4 floors, full of sets of columns and gothic windows paired with modernist stairs and a decoration influenced by the Islamic architecture, which is manifested by the use of ceramic in the walls and floors.

The staircase is one of the most spectacular parts, the railing is made exclusively of stone up to the main floor, the floor and walls are covered by a mosaic of gray and white tones. The whole space is full of details that captivate attention, from the columns to the drawings of the tiles and the small fountain on the ground floor, as well as the arches and wavy forms that guide our eyes to continue discovering more secrets of this charming place.

You can easily get there by bus, take one of the following lines 6, 33, 34 or H8 (Diagonal- Pg. De Grácia), a little further away is the Provença railroad station (S1, S2, L6, L7) and the subway lines L4 and L5 Verdaguer.

Palacio del Barón de Quadras en Barcelona modernismo

You can buy the tickets here.


  • Wednesday: 11h english, 12h català and 13h spanish
  • Price: € 14
  • Reduced (10% discount): € 12,60 (Cases singulars member, +65 years, students, unemployed and disabled)
  • Reduced (50% discount): € 7 Children 7-12 years
  • Free: Children 0-6 years


  • Thursday 27 June 19 h  
  • Price: € 20
  • Children 7-12 years: 15 €
  • Children under 7 years: € 10