Saturday, August 29, 2015

BARCELONA: CASA LLEÓ I MORERA




The Casa Lleó i Morera is one of the most important modernist buildings of Barcelona and it was designed by the architect Domènech i Montaner. However it isn't as popular as other modernist buildings maybe because it could not be visited until recently.

It is located in the elegant Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona near Casa Batlló (designed by Antoni Gaudí) and Casa Amatller (designed by Puig i Cadafalch (in what is known as "Manzana de la Discordia" or "Block of Discord" for the professional rivalry of the three architects of these buildings.

Currently you can visit the first floor which include rooms with very highly decorated wooden walls and ceilings, a hall with sculptures and mosaics and a gallery at the rear of the house with an impressive stained glass window.

Below you can see some pictures of my visit to this modernist building:


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Casa Lleó i Morera in Barcelona is a modernist building designed by the architect Domènech i Montaner

Casa Lleo i Morera
The Casa Lleó i Morera stands on the southern corner of the block known as the "Mansana de la Discòrdia" (block of discord), where the Casa Amatller, by Puig i Cadafalch, and the Casa Batlló, by Antoni Gaudí, are located too


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
On the right, gallery of the third floor of Casa Lleó i Morera, located in the elegant Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Tempietto on the roof of Casa Lleó i Morera


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
The first room I visited in Casa Lleó i Morera in Barcelona

Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Lavishly decorated wooden ceiling of one of the rooms of Casa Lleó i Morera


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
High quality wooden doors in Casa Lleó i Morera because after one hundred years they still close perfectly

Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Detail of a rose in a stained glass window of a door in Casa Lleó i Morera in Barcelona


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Hearth on the first floor of Casa Lleó i Morera in Barcelona

Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Wooden ceilings are highly decorated in Casa Lleó i Morera


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Tile on the hall ceiling of the first floor of
Casa Lleó i Morera


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Sculptures on the legend of Sant Jordi in the elevators hall of Casa Lleó i Morera 

Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Gallery covered with an impressive stained glass window in the first floor of Casa Lleó i Morera



Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
In my opinion this gallery covered with stained glass windows is the most beautiful place in Casa Lleó i Morera


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Rooster in stained glass window on the gallery on the first floor of Casa Lleó i Morera in Barcelona


Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
As well as the previous cock, I liked too these Geese in the same stained glass window



Casa Lleo i Morera in Barcelona
Mosaic on a wall of the room of the previous gallery



Casa Lleo i Morera
Rear facade of Casa Lleó i Morera in Barcelona




Casa Lleo i Morera
Rear courtyard of Casa Lleó i Morera


Next you have links of some of the most beautiful places of Barcelona and surroundings. Most of them are located in four areas: Modernism RouteGothic Quarter (and Old City), Montjuïc and Barcelona Seafront. Cliking on the links below you will get more and information and pictures.


- Modernism Route





- Gothic Quarter, Montjuíc, Promenade and Tibidabo



Finally, clicking on the next link you will find more links to other beautiful places in Barcelona.

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