Calvet’s House

Casa Calvet by Gratis in Barcelona

This building was designed by the great Catalan Architect Antonio Gaudi. It is located in one of the most elegants sections of Barcelona, in the neightborhood of the Eixample. The building is modernisme style made with small balconies, and it’s considerer as the most conservative work of Gaudi.

The Casa Calvet pays tribute to the baroque Catalan style and was built from stone quarried on strong>Montjuïc mountain, and features splendid wrought ironwork on the balconies. The hall and ground floor are particularly interesting and the latter now houses a restaurant, where you can see the typical Catalan ceiling, granite Solomonic columns and arches with their vine-shaped reliefs.

The Casa Calvet was built by Antoni Gaudí for the textile manufacturer Pere Màrtir Calvet, who set up his business premises on the ground floor and in the basement, and used the upper floors as his private residence.
Indeed, Antoni Gaudí made his client happy by filling the building with details that referred to his life and career, such as the columns in the shape of cotton bobbins that flank the entrance, or the initial “C” over the house’s door.

In 1900, Barcelona City Council awarded it the prize for the best building of the year.

You can visit Casa Calvet’s Restaurant which is located inside the building, it is an unique and very well place to eat.


Entrance: is not possible to visit this building, but you can see it from the restaurant located on the basement.
Location: Casp 48, Barcelona (view map)
Metro: line 1 and 4 (Urquinaona)

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