Casa Bruno Quadros
Casa Bruno Quadros
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: El Congrés i els Indians
How to get there
  • Liceu • 1 min walk
  • Jaume I • 7 min walk

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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,440 contributions
Nov 2022
On the rambla, is this beautiful ornate Chinese style umbrella house, which is simply lovely built in the late 1800's, it seems to fit in this quirky city quite well.
Written 10 December 2022
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LondonFamily88
London, UK989 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This is a quirky house also known as The Umbrella House, near to Las Ramblas with an ornate Chinese dragon and Japanese coloured umbrellas.
Written 26 July 2021
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WhatEmmanuelleSees
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,721 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Very beautiful 🤩 and strange at the same time, it has a dragon 🐉 and umbrellas on the walls of the building. Of course, it was the house of umbrellas back in the hay day 18’s but still standing tall and attractive.
Written 16 May 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,489 contributions
Jan 2020
This large pink Modernist building is a fun stop on Las Ramblas and it will only take a minute or two. It’s known as the Umbrella House because the exterior is charmingly decorated with Oriental umbrellas and a dragon.
It might look odd today (and you half expect someone to come out the front door and burst into a chorus of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’) but the umbrellas have been a feature since the 1880s. It is quite remarkable that they have never been pulled down at some stage over the years.
They were put there for commercial reasons, rather than artistic decoration. They were basically advertising. In the 1800s, this was a popular umbrella store and in 1883 the owner, Bruno Quadros, decided decorate the store to help him sell even more umbrellas.
The Oriental design wasn't just a quirky whim. From the 1850s, there had been a craze for Japanese art and design sweeping Europe. Japan had been a closed country since the 1600s but started trading with the West again in the 1850s. Japan seemed very exotic and Japonisme suddenly became very ‘of the moment’. It was the height of fashion for to have Oriental styling. Artists experimented with it and women started appearing in dresses patterned with Oriental motifs, such as fans, flowers, and fish. So in fact the Umbrella House was very much in vogue.
It’s not open to the public so we only stopped here for a quick look from the street and a photo. You certainly wouldn’t go out of your way to see it, but it is about halfway along Las Ramblas, near the Gothic Quarter and just about everyone finds themselves here at some point. It’s opposite the Joan Miro pavement mosaic so you can stop to see both at the same time.
Written 26 August 2020
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Floyd B
Whitefish Bay, WI62 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Stroll by if you’re in the area. Wouldn’t make a special trip to see it with so many other beautiful buildings and homes to see in Barcelona
Written 28 October 2019
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Torkm68
Pitmedden, UK908 contributions
Oct 2019
Eclectic, modernist house by Josep Vilaseca decorated with umbrellas, fans & a Chinese dragon. It does stand out from the other facades on the La Rambla which must have been the effect the client wanted. The building is not open to the public so no way of knowing if the oriental motif carries on inside.
Written 22 October 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,618 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Casa Bruno Cuadros is a building on La Rambla, close to the Liceu metro station. The building is one of many examples of Catalan Modernist buildings that can be found everywhere in the city. Although it’s modernist, there Neo-Classical elements such as the columns just underneath the cornice of the roofs. The most distinct element of the building are the multi-coloured umbrellas and fans on the facade and the sculpture of a Chinese dragon at the corner of the building. Oddly, the dragon also has an oriental fan on it’s back.

Worth a look if you’re on La Ramba, but I wouldn’t come specifically to see it.
Written 16 July 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,599 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Really didn't the building was that impressive. Yes, it is cute with all the umbrellas, but nothing else sticks out really.
Written 10 July 2019
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Very beautiful building. Great architecture. It is just in the center so you can visit it walking from ramblas
Written 11 November 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
While walking down Las Ramblas it's hard to pick out a single building that stands out as there's so many beautiful buildings along Barcelona's most famous street but Casa Bruno Quadros certainly caught my eye.
This building has stood here since 1858 with a couple of refurbishment taking place ,there are interesting features on the facade such as the umbrella details covering the facade which is a clue to the original use of the ground floor of this building when there was a shop selling umbrellas and also some stunning Oriental features especially the beautifully detailed dragon that looks awesome.
Although not a must go destination but if your walking down Las Ramblas definitely well worth checking out.
Written 8 October 2018
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