The Casa Amatller by Puig i Cadafalch, an architect contemporary of Gaudí, that has a neo-Gothic style inspired by the houses in Netherlands. The Casa Amatller belongs to the block known as "illa de la discòrdia" in Barcelona. Together with Casa Batlló by Gaudí, and the Casa Lleó Morera, by Domènech i Montaner, is part of the "illa de la discòrdia" or block of discord of Barcelona, so-named because it features buildings in sharply contrasting styles.

There was a personal competition between contemporary architects to see who was able to built the most incredible buildings . Curiously enough, none of the three houses in the Discord block were newly built houses but all were refurbishments of existing buildings.

Casa Amatller was a originally built by Antoni Robert in 1875 and in 1898 the Amatller family commissioned to Josep Puig i Cadafalch to refurbish the building.

The architect based his design on a typical Catalan mansion and with Germanic elements such as the bold ridged cornice and the ceramic tiles, the basic layout is the typical urban Gothic dwelling. It is interesting how Puig i Cadafalch transformed a block of flats to look like a single mansion palace.

The Casa Amatller was owned by Antoni Amatller a chocolatier, and the façade and different elements are related to his profession and chocolate is a common theme.

Please note that if you want to visit Casa Amatller the entrance is not allowed in high heels as it can damage the floor of the house.

Opening times

From Monday to Sunday

from 11h to 18h

Admission fee

There are guided visits daily, you can check out the schedule by language 

in Casa Amatller website. The guided visits price is 15 euros and there is an express

guided visit that costs 12 euros.


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