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Jan 17, 2018

Casa Amatller on Passeig de Gràcia

Walking down or up Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona you will see an amazing building, Casa Amatller by the architect Puig i Cadafalch, a contemporary of Gaudí. The building combines neo-Gothic style with a ridged façade inspired by the architecture of the Netherlands, created with the best collaborators of the modernist era of BarcelonaFor more experience like that and a perfect holiday, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Barcelona and other cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.

Casa Amatller, together with the adjacent Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó Morera, also by Domènech i Montaner, is part of the “mansana de la discòrdia” or the “block of discord” of Barcelona, named so because it features 3 buildings in sharply contrasting styles. Curiously, none of these houses was newly built, all 3 of them are refurbishments of already existing buildings, with 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 Josep Puig i Cadafalch to refurbish the building. The current building was created during his “rose” or modernist period, which includes other buildings such as Casa Macaya and Casa de les Punxes.

It is worth visiting Casa Amatller for all those who love Barcelona’s extravagant architecture! You will get to know the character of Antoni Amatller as an industrialist-chocolatier and his hobbies as a photographer-traveler who took him to travel in Europe, Morocco, Turkey and Egypt. Moreover, you will get to know his fondness for collecting archaeological glasses and works of art. Casa Amatller  preserves the original furniture of 1900 and its art collections. On the first floor you will find a cafeteria where you can try hot chocolate, coffee and desserts, since the owner of the house was dedicated to the chocolate industry. You can visit Casa Amatller from Monday to Sunday, with the schedules on its official website. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy Barcelona and get to know the city better with BE Apartment. If you´re visitng the city, take a look at our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city.

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