Sunday, June 18, 2006
Catalan Modernisme: Palau del Baró de Quadras
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 used to be known as Casa Asia, a public institution promoting different projects in common with Asian countries now located in Hospital de Sant Pau.
Now the Palau holds Institut Ramon Llull which is a public Catalan institution.
See Palau del Baró de Quadras Picture on a Google Earth Map
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