Also known as Casa Terrades after the ex-owners’ surname, this building was designed in the modernist style in 1905 by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The property has the look of a small medieval palace, with elements reminiscent of European gothic architecture. The name punxes (“spikes” in Catalan) comes from the six towers crowned by cone-shaped roofs. The façade is decorated with floral shapes in stone and typically modernist balconies; another characteristic is the use of brick with decorative ceiling roses, and the presence of Sant Jordi, patron saint of Catalonia. In 1975 it was declared a National Historic Monument. Because it is private property, visits inside the house are not available.
Avinguda Diagonal, 420.
Metro: (L3) Diagonal. (L5) Diagonal and Verdaguer.
Bus: 6, 15, 20, 33, 34 39, 45, 47.