Diagonal, 373 Barcelona
(4 on 5)
Present condition: Outside: Good
How to go to:
Buses: 6, 15, 20, 33, 34, 39, 45, 47,
Metro: L3, L5 (Diagonal or Verdaguer), L4 (Verdaguer)
building is at present the Casa Àsia - a cultural center for the
relations with Asia -.
Visits from Monday to Friday from 10 to 20 h. Sundays from 10 to
14h. Free entrance.
Information: Infoasia Phone (34) 93 368 08 36
Ruta del Modernisme
History and description:
This house was projected by Josep
Puig i Cadafalch and built in 1904-1906.
The Baró de Quadras commissioned Puig i Cadafalch in 1900 to build his
new house in Barcelona after to finish his palace in Maçanes.
The building is located in a narrow space between two important streets of
Barcelona, due to this reason it has two completely different façades.
The main façade on Diagonal Avenue is a mixture of gothic and "plateresc"
styles - following Permanyer - whit, as a result, a very rich decoration.
The interior has some Moslem influence and fortunately, don't needed to be strongly modified to
adapt it to the Casa Àsia.
The back façade is more conventional with a decoration remembering the Sezesionstyl.
List of architects, sculptors, painters and craftsmen working in
Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Eusebi Arnau / Alfons Juyol
|| Manel Ballarín