Sunday, June 18, 2006

Catalan Modernisme: Palau del Baró de Quadras

Palau del Baró de Quadras
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Palau del Baró de Quadras at Avinguda Diagonal, 373 is one of the greatest exponents of Catalan Modernisme or Art Nouveau. Built in 1904 by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, the palace has a front façade combining Gothic and Plateresque, and a rear façade facing carrer Roselló which is a block of flats. Notice in the picture the abundance of gargoyles and floral adornments or the beautiful lamps in the Arabic-style interior. One of the details I find most interesting to admire is the ironwork of the front door. Palau Baró de Quadras is at present what is known as Casa Asia, a public institution promoting different projects in common with Asian countries. Exhibitions: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 8pm, Sundays and holidays 10am to 2pm.

See Palau del Baró de Quadras Picture on a Google Earth Map

Recommended Link to a CityDailyPhoto friend Madrid Daily Photo by Carmen.

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  1. As always, great photo and lovely building. I had heard before of Casa Asia, but didn't know what it was, so thanks for the explanation. I've specially liked the gargoyles of the door. And moltes gràcies for the link,too!

  2. wow, it looks like the facade is made of lace...

  3. Thanks Lisi and Carmen

  4. Beautiful building, excellent photo!