Casa AmetllerAmetller House
Amatller House - Barcelona
The astonishing Casa Amatller of Puig i Cadafalch, a Gaudí coeval, which links the neo-Gothic architecture with a grooved facade based on Dutch architecture, is part of the Barcelona bloc known as the "mansana de la discòrdia". Under the direction of the Barcelona architects Eusebi Arnau and Alfons Jujol, the artist worked with some of the best Barcelona painters and artisans of the modern era.
Casa Amatller, together with the neighbouring Casa Batlló, planned by Gaudí, and Casa Lleó Morera, by Domènech i Montaner, is part of the "mansana de la discòrdia", which is so called because it has structures in strongly contradictory architectural style. Strangely, none of these homes have been rebuilt; all three are renovations of already existent structures, with Casa Amatller being the first.
In 1875 Antoni Robert built the initial house, and in 1898 the Amatller couple asked Catalan architects and politicians Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956) to renovate it. Today's edifice is from his "rose" or modernist era, which included the Casa Macaya and the Casa de les Punxes, the House of Spikes.
The floor plan of the Casa Amatller of Barcelona is the Gothic apartment typically found in the town. Casa Amatller currently offers tours to promote and develop the artistic heritage of the town.
Amatller Casa (Barcelona) - 2018 All you need to know before you go (with photos)
First of all, dear visitors, we would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Like many of the people say, there are three daytime visits (English always at 11 am) and every half hours video tutorials in English, French, Spanish and Catalan. Groups are always escorted by one of our guide so that you can ask them a question.
They are also there to take charge of the originals' furnishings, material and items, most of which are the originals. Sincerely, Casa Museu Amatller.