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  • Casa Terradas - Casa de les Punxes

    Casa Terradas - Casa de les Punxes

    Discover this unique house, its designer and the legend that brings them together.
    A "large Gothic castle" standing in the middle of Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal catches the eye of any visitor to the city. The "Casa de les Punxes" (House of Spikes) is really a residential block built in the shape of medieval castle which is one of the most recognisable modernista landmarks on the Barcelona skyline.
    A unique opportunity to delve into a fantastical world of knights, princesses and dragons. You'll also be able to visit the rooftop and enjoy amazing views of the city!.

  • New Opening Casa Vicens (Gaudí)

    New Opening Casa Vicens (Gaudí)

    Antoni Gaudí is synonymous with Barcelona, and places like the Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Park Güell, Torre Bellesguard and Palau Güell are visited by hundreds of thousands of people from across the world each year, firmly establishing Gaudí as one of the foremost architects of his time. As such, it's exciting to know that this month sees the opening up of the first house he designed, with the public finally getting extended access to Casa Vicens (in the past it was open only on May 22, the feast day of Saint Rita), which was completed in 1888. Gaudí had actually received the commission from Manuel Vicens i Montaner, a brick and tile factory owner, some years earlier; Vicens had inherited the land, which at the time stood in the independent village of Gràcia, and wanted to build a summer house there. In its design, the recently graduated Gaudí makes extensive use of colour and tiles, with Arabic, oriental and neoclassical influences. The beginnings of his singular style and inventiveness are clearly on show.

    "Barcelona is art nouveau; it's Gaudí. I visited the Sagrada Familia, the Palau Güell and even the Torre Bellesguard, but the Casa Vicens was closed this year. You'll be able to visit in 2017 when it opens to the public for the first time."

  • 150th anniversary of Puig i Cadafalch

    150th anniversary of Puig i Cadafalch

    Among the pantheon of modernista architects responsible for many of the elegantly splendid buildings around the city, Josep Puig i Cadafalch is undoubtedly one of the stars. Several of his Barcelona works are unmissable highlights of that movement's legacy: Casa Amatller, Casa de les Punxes, Palau Baró de Quadras and Casa Martí, home to Els Quatre Gats café, a popular meeting-place for artists and intellectuals at the turn of the 20th century, and Casa Ramona, which is now home to the CaixaForum cultural centre. But Puig i Cadafalch wasn't just an architect: he was also a politician, an archaeologist and expert in Roman art, and director of the Institute of Catalan Studies. In the 150th anniversary of his birth, 2017 will see a range of activities related to his life and work in both Barcelona and his nearby home town of Mataró. Exhibitions, conferences and guided tours are just part of the plans for what promises to be a memorable celebration of architecture.

    "A tribute to this architect, politician and archaeologist who was one of Barcelona's most influential figures. His art nouveau, or modernista, landmarks are must-see attractions. You'll be able to enjoy walking tours, exhibitions and talks about Puig i Cadafalch and his works."

    Download the Puig i Cadafalch's Houses Passaport and enjoy discounts to visit them.

  • Casa Batlló - Magic Nights

    Casa Batlló - Magic Nights

    This summer the Dragon Roof Terrace becomes the most elegant setting of the heart of the city!

    Live the most intimate, fresh and distinguished evening of the summer season on top of Gaudi´s architectural jewel. This most unique nighttime atmosphere combines art, live music and drinks to make it a night to remember.
    Enjoy two drinks and raise a toast to a wonderful summer's night.

  • Summer nights at La Pedrera

    Summer nights at La Pedrera

    The most magical Summer Nights in Barcelona: a unique experience to enjoy La Pedrera at night, with live jazz music on the roof, and to admire one of the most spectacular views of Barcelona.

    Summer Nights includes a free visit to the Espai Gaudí, a visual tour around the work of the amazing architect, followed by a glass of cava on the roof terrace, an emblematic and evocative setting that invites you to experience the architecture, the night, the city and the music.

    In this year’s edition, we present a series of soirees with the most representative young jazz talent made in Barcelona, mixed with leading figures of the jazz landscape. A live soundtrack, the best way to accompany a summer’s night in an unforgettable setting.

  • Gran Festival Flamenco de Barcelona

    Gran Festival Flamenco de Barcelona

    Live the most authentic, top-class flamenco

    Los Farruco and los Amaya (Live Flamenco).
    A show that contrasts between two fundamental surnames in the history of flamenco: los Farruco and los Amaya, accompanied by today's young talents. This performance recreates the adventures of the Gypsy people during their arrival in Spain in 1425, incarnated in these two families.

    Carmen, Carmen, Carmen.
    A show that pays tribute to Carmen Amaya, one of the most important figures in the history of flamenco dancing. This gypsy, born in the emigrant, gypsy district of Somorrostro in Barcelona, directed her professional career from the sailor taverns of Barcelona to the White House of President Roosevelt.

  • The rhythm of the night at Casa de les Punxes

    The rhythm of the night at Casa de les Punxes

    Summer is coming and Casa de les Punxes has new plans to enjoy its majestic roof (600m2) located in the central district of L'Eixample of Barcelona.
    What a better way of enjoying live music and gastronomy in an attractive and central modernist monument.
    Every Friday during this summer season, Casa de les Punxes will be full of good melodies, and musical performances related to jazz, jazz-fusion and other rhythms.

    The entrance includes:
    - Free visit to the terrace and its towers
    - Live music
    - A glass of cava and
    - Two tapas courtesies of Matalaranyathe kitchen of the house, which will be serving cava and snacks.
    Matalaranya is our own kitcken, and it will be serving cava and snacks ont he roof.

    Among the artists who will perform on the beautiful terrace of the building designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch is Carlos Sarduy, one of the main current references of Cuban jazz in Spain. The notes of his trumpet sound in the soundtracks of awarded ribbons like “La piel que habito” of Pedro Almodóvar or “Chico y Rita” of Fernando Trueba.

    The opening of Nights with Rhythm will be the verbena a of Saint John’s Eve with the group of Mariana Amaral Bossa nova - samba - jazz.

  • Summer nights at Casa Amatller

    Summer nights at Casa Amatller

    Come and visit the Casa Museu Amatller this summer, accompanied by the people who lived in the house, Antoni Amatller and his daughter Teresa.

    During the visit, father and daughter become the authentic hosts of the house. With an enlivening talk, they explain the history of their family, the origin of Amatller chocolate makers, modernism and the influence of the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

    Visitors can learn about all the curiosities, stories and best-kept secrets that occurred in their home. The visit ends with a glass of cava under the stained glass window of the hall, to enjoy an original final touch to the discovery of an authentic modernist house of 1900.

  • Music at the museum

    Music at the museum

    The Modernism Museum is offering culture and arts enthusiasts Music at the Museum, a cycle of concerts to be held at the museum on one Saturday a month at 7 pm throughout the year.

    Audiences can enjoy these performances, in which once a month they will be captivated by a rich, varied program, with a range of composers and performers. Chamber music, recitals, European classics, popular and contemporary performances on a superb stage. A unique opportunity to enjoy music surrounded by unique, outstanding works of art.

  • The colors of the earth

    The colors of the earth

    The colors of the earth is a large-scale show by the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, open to the public. This creation, directed by Lluís Danés, with music composed by Xavi Lloses, will interact mappings, singers, facilities and light with Gaudí's architecture. This multimedia show will underline the values and aesthetic quality of the world of food and the plastic quality of agriculture, products, territory and landscape.

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