Barcelona

Casa de les Punxes

Designed by architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch in 1905 Casa de les Punxes is a gothic castle located in the Barcelona Eixample area. Once a residential block the castle is known today as the ‘house of spikes’ thanks to the numerous turrets that don the roof.

Inside

The castle is packed with history and time can be spent admiring the stain glass windows, wrought-iron balconies and discovering the hidden secrets behind the works of Puig I Cadaflach. After exploring the ground floor, head to the roof for a magnificent 360 view back over the city.

Tours

A guided tour of the castle allows you to really revel in the history and costs €20 while an audio guided tour, which comes in ten languages, costs only €12.50. If you want to add a little sparkle to your visit, there’s the option for a guided tour with a glass of cava for €23.