Casa Àsia is a neo-gothic and plateresque townhouse designed by the modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafelch. Featuring the intricate carvings of Eusebi Arnau, it's located on Avinguda Diagonal, in the upper part of Eixample, Barcelona.
Barcelona aristocrat Baron Quadras entrusted the erection of this modernist masterpiece to Puig i Cadafelch, whose intricate designs came to frutition in 1904.
Many of the highlights come from the chisel of the legendary Catalan sculptor Eusebi Arnau, including a rousing depiction of St George lancing the dragon. Another treat is a row of incongruous alpine windows along the top floor.
For those interested in Asian culture, Casa Àsia has a superb library in its interior, as well as an art gallery. It's open from 10 am - 8 pm every weekday other than monday, as well as between 10 am and 2pm on Sundays.
Address: Av. Diagonal 373, Eixample
Telephone: 93 238 7337
Nearest Metro: Diagonal (green and blue lines)