Casa de les Punxes, also known as The House of Spikes, is a Catalan residential building in the guise of a medieval castle. The name comes from the roofs, shaped in the form of cones, which end as spikes. These distinctive spikes make it very recognizable in the Barcelona skyline. Casa de les Punxes was built by the prominent modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. It was completed in the year 1905. It was closed to the public for more than 100 years and was recently opened to the public. Bartomeu Terradas Brutau, president of the Football Club F.C. Barcelona, commissioned Josep Puig i Cadafalch to construct houses for each of his sisters, of ten collectively called the Terradas Sisters. The architect built an architectural marvel, seamlessly linking the three houses to look like a single building.
Reminiscent of old medieval castles, Casa de les Punxes is known for its pointed towers, stained glass paintings and designs crafted in stone. On the rooftop, the largest tower occupying the corner of Avinguda Diagonal houses an incredible feat of architecture. Here, the floors do not rest on vertical supports. Hanging steel straps were used to dissipate the tensile load and transmit the weight of the circular walls, which worked as a result of compression.
You can head directly to the Casa de les Punxes directly for your audioguide tour with a complimentary glass of the famous Cava drink. The Casa de les Punxes presents a majestic spectacle to anyone who sees it for the first time in the flesh. The building is set in a triangular layout. Turrets are present at each corner. A mural can be seen on the altar. Several floral decorations in stone and forged details can also be observed on the outside. The interior of Casa de les Punxes is grandiose. The incredible stained glass paintings and interiors will surely take your breath away. Created by Amigó, one of the finest stained glass workshops in the country, the textured glass filters the light in various shades, making for a stunning scene. At the end of your tour, you can head to the rooftop for a glass of Cava and stunning vistas of Barcelona stretching away as far the eye can see!
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Visit the beautiful Casa de les Punxes, an emblem of Catalan modernism and a historical monument of national interest.
Explore the curiosities of the House of the Punxes and discover the incredible secrets of this home by listening to your audio guide available in 10 languages.
Finish your tour with a visit to the roof and by drinking by a good glass of Cava
Know Before You Go
Casa de les Punxes is open Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 20:00. The last available access is at 19:00. Please select the desired time slot during the next step of the booking process.
Audioguide: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese.
Strict cancellation policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.
How to Use Your Tickets
You will soon receive an email with your voucher for the visit to Casa de les Punxes. There is no need to print it. Please download the attached document with the QR code. You will need to show this voucher after displaying it on your mobile device once you arrive at the entrance.
The meeting point of this tour is outside Casa de les Punxes at the following address "Av. Diagonal 420, 08037 Barcelona, Spain".
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you made the reservation.
Skip the Line entrance to Casa de lex Punxes
Glass of Cava