Barcelona, Spain - March 10, 2022 - Palau del Baró de Quadras is a 1906 modernist palace by architect Josep Puig, featuring ornate Gothic Arabesque-inspired details.

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Palau Baró de Quadras


Puig i Cadafalch redesigned this 1882 residential building in exuberant Gothic-inspired style, with two distinct facades, between 1902 and 1906. The main facade is most intriguing, with a soaring, glassed-in gallery; take a closer look at its emotive gargoyles and reliefs – the pair of toothy fish and sword-wielding knight clearly have the same artistic signature as Casa Amatller. The only way to visit inside is by prebooked 45-minute Wednesday tour, in Catalan (noon), Spanish (1pm) or English (11am).

The eclectic interior is dominated by Moorish, Middle Eastern and East Asian themes, with an Andalucía-style patio.

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