Better known as The Umbrella House (Catalan: Casa dels Paraigües) due to the brightly coloured umbrellas which decorate the façade. The building dates back to 1858 and was built by Bruno Cuadros who owned the umbrella shop which originally occupied the entire ground floor (now a bank).
In 1883 Cuadros gave Catalan architect Josep Vilaseca I Casanovas the task of refurbishing the entire building incorporating Egyptian and Oriental design elements which were popular at the time.
Vilaseca´s eclectic design includes umbrellas, fans, a large Chinese dragon holding a bamboo lantern and enamelled panels with images inspired by traditional Japanese paintings.
La Rambla 82, Barcelona
How to get there
The nearest metro stop is Liceu on the L3 metro (green line).
Other attractions nearby
The Pla de l’Os mosaic
The Liceu opera house
La Boqueria market