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Homenatge a la desapareguda Casa Gralla del carrer de la Portaferrissa, la Casa Serra data de l’any 1908 i està inspirada en l’estil medieval plateresc, visible a la façana i a l’ornamentació de les finestres, on descansen bustos de personalitats del món de les arts, com ara Cervantes o Wagner. Són escultures d’Eusebi Arnau i Alfons Juyol, col·laboradors habituals de Puig i Cadafalch.

Inspired by the past

Casa Serra, which stands at the heart of the Eixample, was declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest in 2001. It is a Modernista building with Plateresque features designed by the architect Puig i Cadafalch between 1904 and 1908.

A building of tributes

The medievalistic features were introduced with the idea of reproducing the main door and window decoration of an old house on Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Casa Gralla, which was demolished in the 19th century. The two men commissioned for the sculptural part of the facade were Puig i Cadafalch’s trusted collaborators, Eusebi Arnau and Alfons Juyol, who placed busts of famous figures, such as the painter Marià Fortuny, on each window.

Over the years, Casa Serra has had lots of owner and uses. It housed a nun’s college in 1908 and during the Civil War it was the headquarters of the Ministry of Health. Then, in the 1980s, it was refurbished to accommodate the offices of Barcelona Provincial Council.

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Address:
Rbla Catalunya, 126
District:
Eixample
Neighborhood:
la Dreta de l'Eixample
City:
Barcelona
District:
Eixample
Neighborhood:
la Dreta de l'Eixample
Category:
Cultural heritageCultural heritage
Address
Rbla Catalunya, 126

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