Grand balconies

22 Sep
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Balmes

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.

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Carrer Patriarca

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Carrer Arcs

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!

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Ronda de Sant Antoni

Neo Classical meets Romantic country style on the balconies and windows above, creating an arresting mix with delightful contrasting colours.

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Carrer Assaonadors

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.

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Carrer Cucurulla

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.

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Passeig de Gràcia

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?

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Passeig de Gràcia

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!

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Gran de Gràcia

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…

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça dels Àngels

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12 Responses to “Grand balconies”

  1. SYDNEY MILES September 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Splendid! amazing collection! I love everything about this balconies or terraces…thanks for sharing. Keep them coming!

  2. theludlowgroup September 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    I love traditional Spanish architecture, great idea for a post!

  3. openhouse September 23, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    love barcelona

  4. Lisette van de Graaf November 17, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Thanks for the link! Nice blog you have and lovely photos!

  5. Lisette van de Graaf November 19, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Thanks for the link, Shutterbug! Your photographs are beautiful – I am honoured by the link!

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