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Barcelona’s Casa De Les Punxes Opens For The First Time In More Than 100 Years

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Updated: 1 December 2016
After being closed to the public for more than 100 years, Barcelona’s Casa de les Punxes is now open once more, and it is set to be a popular tourist attraction, exploring the legend of Sant Jordi (Saint George).

Declared a historical monument of national interest in 1975, Casa de les Punxes was designed by the famous architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who also designed the impressive Casa Amatller on Passeig de Gràcia.

Built in 1905, in the Catalan Modernista or Art Nouveau style, the house was commissioned by the Terrades family, who wanted homes for their three daughters. The result was a medieval and Wagnerian castle-like structure, fusing the three residences together and featuring exquisite decorative elements, such as stained-glass windows, ornate ironwork, and colorful ceramics, by famous Catalan craftsmen.

As well as being able to tour the property and its spectacular roof terrace, the new tourist attraction invites visitors to learn about the legend of Sant Jordi, the patron saint of both Catalonia and England. Through a range of interactive exhibits and stories, visitors will learn about the real Sant Jordi, a nobleman from Cappadocia, and the truth behind the famous legend of the dragon.

Casa de les Punxes is located on Avenida Diagonal, in the heart of Modernista Barcelona, not far from Antoni Guadí’s celebrated La Pedrera building.

Tickets combine the legend of Sant Jordi exhibit with an audio tour of Casa de les Punxes and the life and works of Puig i Cadafalch and cost €12.50 per person. Guided visits to the best-kept secrets of Casa de les Punxes cost €20 per person.