Casta Batlló, work of the architect Antoni Gaudí. This building was a remodelling of a previous work by Emili Sala. Gaudí’s work focused mainly on the façade; the first floor, where the Batlló family lived; the flat roof and the building well. Casa Batlló was included on the Unesco World Heritage List in 2005. This house is open to the public.
Casa Amatller: constructed between 1898 and 1900, was declared an artistic historical monument in 1976. This work was commissioned by the Catalan chocolate maker Antonio Amatller to the architect Puig i Cadafalch. Modernist in style, it is a blend of Catalan and Flemish Gothic.
Casa Mulleras, by Luis Sagnier i Vilavechia, built in an eclectic style. This architect designed several buildings in Barcelona, including the Temple del Tibidabo and the headquarters of the Caja de Pensiones savings bank.
Casa Lleo Morera, work of the architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner, was a refurbishment of the old Rocamora house. Carried out between 1902 and 1906, the building won the first annual artistic buildings competition organised by Barcelona City Council. Crowned by an ornamental shrine, this floral modernist work suffered significant damage during the Spanish Civil War and later on too, when work was done to install commercial premises on the ground floor. A lot of work was needed to restore it to its current state. Although its original aspect has been recovered, the magnificent sculptures by Eusebi Arnau which adorned the ground floor windows have been lost. The building still contains private flats, so it cannot be visited.
Palau Malagrida, a beautiful modernist building built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Joaquím Codina for the tobacco industrialist Manuel Malagrida.
The monumentalist Unión y el Fénix building, built between 1927 and 1931 by the architect Eusebi Bona Puig and the sculptor Frederic Marés. This building is distinguished by its magnificent ornamental dome adorned with a phoenix at the top.The block on this side of Passeig de Gràcia between carrers Consell de Cent and Aragó is known as “The block of discordance”, a name that comes from the fact that it contains different works by three of the leading modernism architects, Gaudí, Puig i Cadafalch and Domenech i Montaner. All three are just as famous, but they had very different styles. These buildings form the most important modernist group in the city.