Sobrellano, s/n. Comillas (Cantabria -
(3 on 5)
condition: Outside and Inside
The building is today a monument you can visit outside and partially
inside paying a fee. It is also devoted to a events.
(34) 942 720 365
History and description:
Designed by Antoni
Gaudí i Cornet and built between
1883 and 1885 under the direction of the architect Cascante Colom following the
drawings of Gaudí.
The project of this house was commissioned by Máximo Díaz
de Quijano to be his summer house, close to the Sobrellano palace, the
palace of his brother in law - the first Marquis of Comillas -.
The house is a project of a young Gaudí, who had no completely adopted
his definitive Modernist - Art Nouveau - style,
but show here his fantasy combining a contemporary vision of architecture
with the adoption of historical neomudéjar elements.
The design of the building is established around a long ground floor with
up two floors, and down a basement for garage and services - at present a
shop selling gaudinist articles. Over the four columns of the entrance it
is a very special tower who breaks the unity of the rest of the building.
The façade is
made in brick adorned with ceramics rows. The forged iron is present in
the balustrades specially around the tower.