I have shown you examples of Barcelona’s balconies before (here), but for today I have a selection of truly grand balconies. Check them out!
Let’s kick off (above) with a private member’s club, whose balcony is less grand that the doors that lead to it, but the flags make up for a lot! And below, tucked in an alley in the Barri Gòtic, a series of balconies that are not terribly grand in size, but all the more so in the wrought iron detailing that graces them.
Lovely, sinuous Art Deco swirls, a profusion of flowers and several beautiful faces carved into their supports, as well as some impressive lamps, serve to make this collection of balconies deserving of the term “grand”. But not only that, they are simply beautiful!
Neo Classical meets Romantic country style on the balconies and windows above, creating an arresting mix with delightful contrasting colours.
This lush balcony, with its delicate banister all but covered in passion flower vines, is definitely Gothic, as can be seen from the minimal detailing above its double doors, and looks out on a busy yet tiny square in the Born.
Grand, if merely in size and location, this terrace at the end of Portal del Àngel, offers respite from the sun and is a great spot for people watching.
Profusely decorated with a mixture of elements, the balconies on Casa Amatller, on Passeig de Gràcia (next door to Gaudi’s Casa Battlò), in their wrought iron glory, backed with intricate sgraffito and much detailing on the surrounds of the doors. I love how the blinds are so much simpler, and believe they bring a sense of balance to it all. What do you think?
Another balcony which can be found on Passeig de Gràcia. This one exquisite in its detailing of the door surround, as well as the wrought iron balcony itself. Note the rainbow colours on the mosaics underneath the balcony – gorgeous!
What a large balcony for such a small building! I love it! And think it works, because although the house is full of detail, the balcony structure is kept simple, despite its size.
Below, a ‘wraparound’ balcony just around the corner from the Cute Suite, which is grand, thanks to the profusion of plants. I am delighted with the repetitive potted plants at the front, and wish I had a wall at the Cute Suite to do the same…