The Casa Terrades, better known as the Casa de les Punxes, was designed by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. In 1905, Bartomeu Terradas Brutau, a businessman in the textile sector, commissioned Puig i Cadafalch to design a house for his three sisters; with elements of different architectural trends and various technical innovations, the result was a building which reminds of old medieval castles. Its six pointed towers gave the building its popular name: Casa de les Punxes (Punxes means spikes in Catalan). It is one of the most emblematic buildings of Barcelona, and in 1975 was declared a national historic monument.
The Casa de les Punxes house a museum which aim to disseminate the Catalan intangible cultural heritage and the figure of the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The building offer a multidisciplinary experience with music, images and lighting effects. It is possible to visit the main floor of the house and the roof.
Opening hours to visit the Casa de les Punxes in 2023
Currently there is no tourist visit program for this monument. Since July 2021, the Casa de les Punxes (or rather 1,500 m2 of the building), has become Casa Les Punxes, a co-working space that can be reserved for months or weeks, or even for a single day. They also rent spaces for events that, if you need it, they take care of organizing and disseminating. The roof terrace is open to all users of the co-working space, who are also offered an extensive program of cultural activities and opportunities for personal well-being.
Where is it?
How to get there
Metro: L3L5 Diagonal L4L5 Verdaguer
Bus: 20, 39, 45, 47, H8, N5 (Jardinets de Gràcia / Rosselló) - 6, 33, 34 (Diagonal / Bruc) - Tourist Bus (Passeig de Gràcia / La Pedrera)