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Tickets for Casa de les Punxes: Skip The Line + Audio Guide

Explore Josep Puig i Cadafalch's art nouveau masterpiece

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Opening hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
  • With your audio guide you'll get the inside scoop on the recently re-opened Casa de les Punxes, a mighty Gothic castle designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch
  • Check out the painted-tile panels that crown the sections between the spires and learn the history of Saint Jordi, the dragon-slayer of Catalan legend
  • Tuck into a delicious traditional breakfast or hearty brunch in the Matalaranya bar – one of the most stylish eateries in town

'The House of Spikes' might sound like some sort of torture chamber, but it's just the translation of the Gothic castle Casa de les Punxes in Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal. As one of the most renowned buildings in the city, you won't miss its spiky spires piercing the sky, but the inside of this Catalan building is just as awe-inspiring. With this ticket you get skip the line access to this popular attraction and an informative and entertaining audio guide.

Casa de les Punxes was once three buildings located between the Avinguda Diagonal, Carrer Rosselló and Carrer Bruc. Then in 1905 a visionary architect by the name of Josep Puig i Cadafalch decided they should actually be one building, and that it should look like a northern European fairytale castle.

And, like it was tapped by the wand of a Fairy Godmother - POOF! - Casa de les Punxes sprang to life. Or something like that.

After skipping the entrance line, your audio guide will tell you all about the building project, and its many significant and fanciful features. From the four amazing turrets, through the wrought-iron balconies and stained glass windows. All the way down to the neo-Gothic style sculptures by Alfons Juyol. And it's not just a beautiful building, it also manages to symbolically tell the story of Saint Jordi, the dragon-slaying legend of Catalan history.

Breakfast or brunch

Does Modernist architecture whet your appetite? Grab yourself a ticket with either breakfast or brunch and you'll be literally in for a treat. Breakfast gets you tea or coffee plus pastries, while brunch includes a glass of wine and a sampling of cheeses and Iberian ham.

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Skip The Line
What's included
  • Skip-the-line access to Casa de les Punxes
  • Audio guide
  • Breakfast or brunch (if selected)

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.

Casa de les Punxes
Avinguda Diagonal, 420, 08037, Barcelona
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Russian, and Japanese
Additional info

Getting There

Metro: L4 or L5 to Verdaguer.

Oct 20, 2017
There was so little of the original house and decoration.the whole thing was padded out with a mediocre audio visual presentation of the fable of st george.any one with a limited time in this wonderful city would do well to avoid it.the ticket system was fine.
Sep 26, 2017
Your St, George was an imaginative visually stunning presentation. I would have liked to have seen more pictures of the building or had more access to the interesting parts of the structure.
Sincerely and Appreciatively, David and Deborah MacMurray
Sep 19, 2017
Great interactive visit.
Aug 30, 2017
When you think of the "house of spikes", you conjure up an idea and would opt not to choose to go. Well I was surprised with the experience. The audio guide is timed from the moment you step into the room and doors automatically open and close which was a bit eerie but oh so well engineered. It is the story of St. George killing the dragon. And to think I was not going to add it to my schedule.
Aug 23, 2017
There is allmost nothing to see inside . the history of the place is nice ///
Jul 25, 2017
I strolled into entrance and was escorted up to the start of the tour by a charming guy. There was actually no queue to skip but the whole experience was great
Feb 18, 2017
Very interesting for lovers of Modernism.
Dec 30, 2016
It's no convenient for claustrofobic persons some parts of the tour(when the doors are close)
Feb 25, 2018
La casa de les Puntxes es una obra singular y muy interesante de Josep Puig i Cadafalch, arquitecto que marcó la historia de Barcelona; sin embargo nos hubiera gustado un poco más sobre la historia de la familia Terradas y de la casa en sí para poder imaginar la vida dentro de la casa en la época.
Feb 23, 2018
Ben organitzat i força interessant, el restaurant Matalaranya excel·lent i molt bon tracte.

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