A dragon for Sant Jordi


Dragon, Casa Bruno Quadros | Photo: Tom Walton

Here — as today is Sant Jordi — is a picture of one of Barcelona's many dragons.

You'll find it decorating the façade of the Casa Bruno Quadros (La Rambla 82 [map]), which dates back to 1885, shortly before Barcelona's first Universal Exhibition (1888). The building was formerly the premises of an umbrella firm, as you can appreciate in the photo.

The house is the work of one of Barcelona's less famous Modernista architects, Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas (1848–1910), the man who also built its Triumphal Arch, and doesn't merit so much as a mention among the 115 buildings listed on rutadelmodernisme.com, otherwise a great source of information on the architecture of the period.

More Barcelona dragons:

>> Gaudí dragon at the Finca Güell
>> Dragon head, Passeig de Lluis Company
>> Dragon fountain in the cathedral cloister
>> Dragon door-knocker
>> Casa Amatller dragon

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