Without a doubt, cР°sa Amatller is one of the most imaginative modernist works of Puig i Catafalch. Casa Amatller bursts with Gothic window frames, stepped pediments borrowed from Dutch urban architecture, busts and bas-reliefs of dragons, knights and other fantasy characters clinging to the main facade. The foyer with pillars and steps is illuminated by colourful mosaics and thus strongly resembles a romantic medieval castle from an old fairy tale.
The building wР°s restored in 1900 by the order of Antoni Amatller (1851-1910), the chocolate magnate and philanthropist. Antoni was an avid traveller and loved photography, and some of his photos were exhibited inside. Unfortunately, not anymore: today, you can only visit the foyer of Casa Amatller that is still open to the public.