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Palau Baró de Quadras

Visit Puig’s two faced mansion

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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.

The Palau Baró de Quadras (1904-06), Barcelona

Puig gave it two distinct façades: Neo-plateresque facing the Avinguda Diagonal, and Viennese Seccesionist facing Carrer Rosselló.

Rear facade of Palau del Baró de Quadras, Carrer del Rosselló, Eixample, Barcelona, Catalonia, December 2014

The interior is a charming hodgepodge of Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance. Many of the carvings are by Eusebi Arnau, including St George keeping the dragon from climbing in through the window.

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Modernista Art and Architecture


Townhouses, Mansions and Palaces

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Images by Ardfern, Enfo, Josep Panadero, Sébastien Bertrand, Spencer Means