Strolling through Barcelona becomes an opportunity to discover new places, emblematic buildings and squares that survive the passage of time. Las Ramblas is one of those places that always has something different to show; as is the case of Bruno Cuadros House or as the Barcelonians call it, the Umbrellas House, since in its day it was an umbrella store.
In the year 1883 Josep Vilaseca was in charge of reforming the building of the Bruno Cuadros House, just as Modernism began to be seen and the oriental taste
was very much in vogue.
Vilaseca combines all kinds of architectural elements and has been inspired by other cultures. The balconies are full of Egyptian references. On the façade, the sgraffito and stained glass windows recall umbrellas and fans. Undoubtedly, the biggest attraction is the great wrought iron dragon that is displayed, proud and haughty.
Its oriental beauty, colorful and the delicacy of its decorations make Bruno Cuadros House a stop practically obligatory, for those who live in the city or visit it for the first time. You can find it just on the feets of Pla de l'Os.