Puig i Cadafalch's beautiful Modernista Palau Baró de Quadras (1904-06) is full of fascinating detail. The Baron of Quadras hired the architect to redo his home, money no object.
Puig gave it two distinct façades: Neo-plateresque facing the Avinguda Diagonal, and Viennese Seccesionist facing Carrer Rosselló. Inside, it's a charming hodgepodge of Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance. Many of the carvings are by Eusebi Arnau
Today the mansion houses the Institut Ramon Llull, named after the famous friar, philosopher, mathematician and scientist of Mallorica (1232-1315) who wrote the first major work of literature in Catalan (Blanquerna); the institue is dedicated to the promotion of the Catalan language, art and culture around the world.
Avinguda Diagonal 373
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Images by: Sébastien Bertrand