La Casa de les Punxes: a jewel of modernism in Barcelona

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Casa de les punxes, modernismo en Barcelona

Casa de les Punxes (Casa Terrades) is an emblematic modernist building located in the heart of the city of Barcelona. For more than 100 years it has been closed to the public, but since 2016 its doors have been opened and offers daily visits to get to know it more closely. Its history is just as curious as its appearance: in 1905, Bartomeu Terradas Brutau commissioned Josep Puig i Cadafalch to design a house for each of his three sisters, Àngela, Josefa and Rosa. From this idea was born the Casa de les Punxes, it look like it came directly out of a fairy tale with a modern and surreal point. The six pointed towers crowned by conical needles gave it the name of “House of the Spikes”. The 3 sisters died without descendants and the property returned to Brutau. In 1975 it was declared a historical monument of national interest. 

Casa de les punxes, modernismo en Barcelona

There are different types of tickets, depending on whether it is guided or audioguided or if you want to enjoy a glass of cava during an overnight tour. The cheapest costs 12.5€. It’s open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Monday to Sunday), and the last entry is at 7:00 p.m.

Highly recommended are the live performances that take place on the roof every Friday night during the summer (you can see the roof in the photo below), the main musical styles are jazz and jazz-fusion. The ticket costs 25e and includes a glass of cava. If you decide to see the house before the concert, a 2×1 discount will be applied with the purchase of the ticket to visit it. Before you go there, or when you go out, you can also go for a walk on the Diagonal, it is full of beautiful buildings and bars to have a drink.

To get there, there are two metro stops nearby: the L3 and L5 (Diagonal) or the L4 and L5 (Verdaguer). And a little closer you have the bus lines 33, 34 and 6 (Diagonal-Bruc).

Casa de les punxes, modernismo en Barcelona