Casa Lleó Morera

Cultural heritage
  • Creativitat
  • Lluís Domènech i Montaner
  • Modernisme

Casa Lleó Morera

Located in the well-known illa de la discòrdia in the Eixample, Casa Lleó Morera built by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner competes for its architectural quality and Modernista excellence in the block of discord with Casa Amatller by Puig i Cadafalch and Casa Batlló by Gaudí. A large number of different types of craftsman worked on it, resulting in one of the best preserved set of interior ornamental features.

Union of local craftsmen

Built in 1905 by the Modernista architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, who also built the Palau de la Música Catalana, Casa Lleó Morera was commissioned by the Morera family to remodel the former Casa Rocamora dating from 1864.It is located on the south corner of the illa de la discòrdia, an Eixample blockknown by this name for holding some of the most representative and emblematic Modernista houses in Passeig de Gràcia, namely Casa Amatller by Puig Cadafalch and Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, which compete together for their magnificence.
Described by some as a small-scale Palau de la Música ,Casa Lleó Morera has great architectural value owing to the number of craftsman who worked on it. Out of all the people who contributed their talent in remodelling the building, the sculptors Eusebi Arnau and Alfons Jujol, the glaziers Rigalt and Granell, and the mosaic craftsmen Mario Maragliano and Lluís Bru stand out.

Naturalist inspiration

The house belonged to the Morera family for three generations, which made it possible to preserve the majority of the most characteristic features of the building, such as the delicate ornamental features inspired by nature and made in various materials, as usually occurred in the Modernista style. Having been sold and passed through many hands,it became the property of the Núñez i Navarro company in 2003 and they drew up a restoration and preservation plan for the building. Today, excellent guided tours are organised which take you inside one of the icons of Modernisme on a journey through history, architecture and art.

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