A work by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, built in 1911 as a commission for a Moroccan sultan exiled in Barcelona who became very popular because he donated an elephant cow, known as Julia, to the Barcelona Zoo. The building has a certain oriental flavour and is one of the few old mansions in La Bonanova that has not fallen victim to urban development. The building is presently the Mexican Consulate and has been completely restored.
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.