Friday, January 4, 2013

BARCELONA GAUDI: CASA CALVET

The Casa Calvet de Barcelona (1899) is one of Antoni Gaudí’s earliest buildings and was built by Antoni Gaudí for the textile manufacturer Pere Màrtir Calvet, who set up his business premises on the ground floor and in the basement, and used the upper floors as his private residence. 

The Casa Calvet pays tribute to the baroque Catalan style and was built from stone quarried on Montjuïc, and features splendid wrought ironwork on the balconies. The hall and ground floor are particularly interesting and the latter now houses a restaurant, where you can see the typical Catalan ceiling, granite Solomonic columns and arches with their vine-shaped reliefs.



Casa Calvet in Barcelona
Casa Calvet designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona


Casa Calvet in Barcelona
Casa Calvet contains modernist elements, such as the façade which terminates in a curve and the attic balconies, which look like something from a fairy tale


Casa Calvet in Barcelona
The ground floor of Casa Calvet in Barcelona now houses a restaurant. Columns in the shape of cotton bobbins flank the entrance


Casa Calvet designed by Antoni Gaudí
Another view of the façade of Casa Calvet, designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona



Casa Calvet designed by Antoni Gaudí
Balconies of Casa Calvet in Barcelona


Casa Calvet designed by Antoni Gaudí
Casa Calvet in Barcelona features splendid wrought ironwork on the balconies


Casa Calvet designed by Antoni Gaudí
Another balcony of Casa Calvet in Barcelona



I would like to give you some useful informatión in case you want to visit this building designed by Gaudí:


- Address: Casp, 48, Barcelona
- How to get there:
  • Metro L1 and L4, stop Urquinaona
  • Bus 39, 45, 47 and 62


Clicking on the next links you will find more pictures of the most important buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí:




Other fantastic modernist buildings in Barcelona are:




Finally, clicking on the next link you will find more links to other beautiful places in Barcelona, among them, more fantastic modernist masterpieces you can see along the Modernist Route.


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