In the late nineteenth century the architect Puig y Cadalfalch designed the casa de la familia Atmatller. It is located at manzana de la discorida , Passeig de Gracia, 41, where we can also find a part of the most important modernist buildings such as Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Batlló.
It has probably always been in the shadow due its location close to Casa Batlló which is the crown jewel created by Gaudi, but it is certainly considered as a cultural point of interest and is a clear example of the bourgeoisie who lived in L’Eixample at the time.
Its owner, Antoni Amatller i Costa, was a successful businessman dedicated to chocolate. He was from one of the most powerful families of the Catalan bourgeoisie. In 1875 he wanted to restore the house he just bought and wanted move to.
The house has Gothic and flamenco aspects, as can be seen in its finish on the roof level and its facade ornaments, coats of arms and symbols referring to the main issues that the architect wanted to highlight.
In the main hall also you can find different figures all making chocolate, in honor of the family profession.
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