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Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller

This amazing building, the Casa Amatller by Puig i Cadafalch, a contemporary of Gaudí, which combines the neo-Gothic style with a ridged façade inspired by houses in the Netherlands, is part of the block known as the "mansana de la discòrdia" of Barcelona. The architect worked with some of the finest artists and craftsmen in Barcelona of the modersnista times, headed by the sculptors Eusebi Arnau and Alfons Jujol.

The Casa Amatller, together with the adjacent Casa Batlló, designed by Gaudí, and the Casa Lleó Morera, by Domènech i Montaner, is part of the "mansana de la discòrdia" or block of discord of Barcelona, so-named because it features buildings in sharply contrasting styles. Curiously, none of these houses was newly built; all three of them are refurbishments of already existing buildings, the Casa Amatller being the first. The original building was constructed by Antoni Robert in 1875, and in 1898 the Amatller family commissioned the Catalan architect and politician Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956) to refurbish the building. The current building dates from his "rose" or modernista period, which includes buildings such as the Casa Macaya and the Casa de les Punxes, the House of Spikes.

The architect based his design on the typical Catalan mansion and incorporated Germanic elements. In the case of the Casa Amatller of Barcelona, the basic layout is the typical urban Gothic dwelling. This means that what is really a block of flats looks like a single palazzo, an impression accentuated by the delicate porticoes on the balconies on the first floor. The Germanic element is the bold ridged cornice, highlighted with ceramic tiles. You can visit the caretaker's office, which has survived intact and contains one of the finest stained-glass windows of the modernista era. The Casa Amatller is currently offering guided visits aimed at disseminating and developing the history of art in the city of Barcelona.

General details


Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 41 (08007). Barcelona
Phone: 934 617 460
Web site: www.amatller.org
E-mail: casa@amatller.org
Opening time: Daily, from 10am to 6pm. | Closed: December 25th.


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Accessibility details


The building is well adapted for wheelchair users.

The café, shop and ticket desk are on the ground floor.
The tour of the Casa-Museu Amatller includes the first floor (the owners’ former home) and is always guided. The tour is for small groups of no more than 12 people and lasts nearly an hour.

There are stairs leading to the first floor but there is a platform lift (similar to a lift) for visitors with reduced mobility. The staff at the Casa-Museu Amatller will assist them and remain with them at all times.

No sticks or crutches are permitted to prevent damage to the floor. People with reduced mobility can use the wheelchair available to make it easier for them to move around.

Motor impairment
Entrance and reception:
The entrance to the courtyard from Passeig de Gràcia has a small 3 cm riser. The ticket desk is located in the courtyard and is dual height: 120 cm and 82 cm. The lowest part allows wheelchairs to approach from the front.

Mobiblity inside:
Tours of the building are always guided. The different rooms on the first floor are easy to move around.

Lift:
The lift is a platform lift that connects the shop with the Casa-Museu apartment. The door is 80 cm wide. The interior of the cabin is 90 cm wide and 130 cm deep.

Café-shop:
It is on the ground floor to the rear of the courtyard where the ticket and enquiry desk are located. It has step-free access and an automatic, double sliding door. The counter in the shop is 80 cm high. The space is suitable for wheelchair users.
The outdoor terrace isn’t wheelchair accessible: it is slightly raised and can only be reached via a flight of three steps.

Toilet:
There is an adapted toilet in the café on the ground floor.
The toilets have a code-activated button panel. The cubicle door is 88 cm wide. There is a fixed grab bar on the left of the toilet and a fold-down bar on the right. There is a space below the washbasin that is 68 cm high and 50 cm deep.

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Last update: 19/11/2018

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