BELLESGUARD TOWER (1900 - 1909)
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Carrer de Bellesguard, 16-20
Barcelona


A house, a small place and a castle

The battlements and the tower which crown this house recall a medieval fortification. However, the austerity and roughness of the exterior appearance, accentuated because Gaudí used material extracted from the natural environment, contrast with the spaciousness and brightness of the interior. Moreover, the inovative structural conceptions of the attic also stand out.

The conical tower is coated with glazed ceramics bearing the colours of the catalan flag. This is linked to the former building of King Martí I, the last king of the Crown of Aragón, which had occupied this piece of land and gives it its name.

     
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