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 through the Barcelona of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, who, together with other architects, made Barcelona the great capital of Catalan Art Nouveau. With this route you can discover impressive palaces, amazing houses, the temple that is symbol of the city and an immense hospital, as well as more popular and everyday works such as pharmacies, shops, shops, lanterns or banks. Modernisme works that show that Art Nouveau took root in Barcelona and even today is still a living art, a lived art.
The Guidebook of Barcelona Modernisme Route can be acquired in our centers of Modernisme.