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

Discover the legend of Sant Jordi

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Overview
Opening hours
09:00 - 20:00, last admission 19:00
Highlights
  • 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 look for a sundial, a floral design, and an angel
  • Learn the history of Saint Jordi, the dragon-slayer of Catalan legend and a popular mythic figure in the area
Description

'The House of Spikes' might well 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 (nope, actually it wasn't Gaudí) by the name of Josep Puig i Cadafalch decided they should actually be one building, and that it should look like a northern European fairy tale castle.

And, like it was tapped with 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.

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Skip The Line
What's included
  • Skip The Line entrance to Casa de les Punxes
  • Audio guide
Cancellation

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

Venue
Address
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.

Opening Hours

09:00 - 20:00, last admission at 19:00.

Reviews
linsey, United Kingdom
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.
David, United States
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
Anonymous
Sep 19, 2017
Great interactive visit.
Barbara, United States
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.
Jacob, Israel
Aug 23, 2017
There is allmost nothing to see inside . the history of the place is nice ///
Michael, United Kingdom
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
JOSEP, Spain
Feb 18, 2017
Very interesting for lovers of Modernism.
Anonymous
Dec 30, 2016
It's no convenient for claustrofobic persons some parts of the tour(when the doors are close)
Núria, Spain
Nov 5, 2017
Gran decepció. No visites una casa modernista. Només veus muntatges audiovisuals.Una importància inexplicable per la llegenda de Sant Jordi orientada a turistes i nens. El recorregut és molt curt. Cap mobiliari.
Bartolome, Spain
Oct 30, 2017
El servicio de audífonos es excelente y comodo.
De la visita cabe destacar la calidad del audiovisual de Sant Jordi.

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