Casa de Les Punxes
Visit one of the top attraction of the world, Casa de Les Punxes, in all its glory. With the choice of a guided tour and exploring on your own with an audioguide available, you can experience the history and beauty of this famous monument in all its splendor. Declared Historical National Monument in 1975, it is a prime example of the modernist style of architecture.
- You can choose between an audioguide or an exclusive guided tour that ends with a toast!
- Explore the curiosities of the House of lex Punxes, and discover amazing secrets about it.
- Enjoy spectacular views of Barcelona from the roof terrace, and a glass of Cava should you choose the guided tour around Casa de Les Punxes.
- Enjoy a skip the line entry into the monument, and zoom past the winding queues that are a frequent occurrence.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Casa de les Punxes, also known as The House of Spikes, is a residential building in the guise of a medieval castle. The name comes from the roofs, shaped in the form of cones, which end as a spike. These distinctive spikes make it recognizable in the Barcelona skyline. Case 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, often 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. Several eminent sculptors and artisans were hired to construct the building. Enrique Monserdà, Alfons Juyol i Bach, Ramon Eudald Amigó i Dou, and Manuel Ballarín i Lancuentra were involved in this project. On the rooftop, the largest tower occupying the corner of Avinguda Diagonal, houses an incredible feat of architecture. Here, the floors did 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. It allows the confined space to be accessible. Situated close to two other tourist hotspots, La Pedrera or La Sagrada Familia, Casa de les Punxes has enjoyed popularity amongst tourists since its inauguration and is a must-see for anyone visiting Barcelona.
The meeting point is outside the attraction itself. Two different tours are available at Casa de les Punxes, a basic audioguide tour and a guided tour with a complimentary glass of the famous Cava drink. Regardless of which tour you have chosen, you can avail the skip the line option, bypassing the queues outside the monument.
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.
- Skip the line entry
- Audioguide (Optional)
- Guided Tour (Optional)
- Glass of Cava (Optional)
Know Before You Go
In the next step of the booking process, you will be asked to choose between two tickets variants. Following are the variants and their inclusions
- General admission: Skip the line + Audioguide- You can explore the interiors of Casa de les Punxes at your own pace, with an audioguide providing you with an overview of the place. You can learn about the history and culture of Casa de les Punxes as you are led around the tour by the audioguide.
- Guided Tour + Glass of Cava- An expert guide will lead you through the aisles of Casa de les Punxes. In addition, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of Cava. As you sip this wonderful Spanish wine, your eyes will be treated to a beautiful Spanish sunset and gorgeous panoramic views of Barcelona. The entire tour will be approximately 90 minutes.
Case de les Punxes is open Monday to Sunday from 9 AM to 8 PM. The last access will be at 7 PM. Please select the time slot you’d like in the next step of the booking process. Guided visits in Spanish are available at 12 PM on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You must choose the time slot at the time of booking.
Audioguide: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Chinese
Guided tour + Glass of Cava: Catalan, Spanish and English
Strict Cancellation Policy
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email with your Casa de les Punxes ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Download the attached document with the QR code. You must show this voucher on your mobile phone at the entrance.
The meeting point of this tour is outside Casa de les Punxes located at Av. Diagonal 420, 08037 Barcelona, Spain.
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.