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Casa Macaya

Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Mataró (1867) - Barcelona (1956)

An urban residence built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1901. This mansion is another medievalistic experiment by the Catalan architect. The white façade of the palace, culminating in two side turrets, has sgraffito work and openings with sculptural decoration, including capitals by Eusebi Arnau depicting very contemporary subjects, such as the cyclist beside the main door. The highly ornamental decoration of the interior has almost all been lost except for the foyer, decorated with sgraffito work and tiles, and the courtyard with an open staircase in the purest style of the medieval mansions of Barcelona. Cultural Tours of Palau MacayaPalau Macaya aims to be a resource that brings Modernisme closer to citizens. Consequently, its “Modernisme and Participation” programme offers activities targeting people interested in learning about the building’s various spaces throughout its history and changes, from its beginnings to the present. Palau Macaya organises training sessions about Modernisme for people wishing to become involved in the “Practice the Macaya” project. The aim of this citizen participation project is to convert these people into future promoters of the building’s architectural value.If you are interested in this initiative, you can register as a volunteer or as a visitor for the next tour to be organised by the group of volunteers involved after the first edition of the sessions. Come to the centre’s reception area or call 934 579 531 to register. http://obrasocial.lacaixa.es/nuestroscentros/palaumacaya/macayamodernista_es.html


Actions on Modernista Heritage City Council Programme Barcelona, posa’t guapa (Barcelona, get pretty)

Restoration of façades, balconies and carpentry (blinds).
Integrated action: removal of non-original volumes, recovery of all stucco work on main, rear and internal façades and in light wells and recovery of all internal decorative elements.





Get the Guidebook of Barcelona Modernisme Route

The Barcelona Modernisme Route is an itinerary that takes you through the Barcelona of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, the architects who, together with others, made Barcelona the world capital of Modernisme. This Route enables you to get to know thoroughly impressive palatial residences, amazing houses, the temple that has become a symbol of the city and a huge hospital, but it also includes humbler and more everyday buildings and items such as chemists’, shops, lampposts and benches - modernist works which show that Art Nouveau put down strong roots in Barcelona and today Modernisme is still an art that is alive and part of life in the city.

The Guidebook of Barcelona Modernisme Route can be acquired in our centers of Modernisme.

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