Casa de la Punxa

Opposite the Centenary Fountain, at the corner of Carrer Pau Casals and Rovira I Virgili streets, stands an eclectic building known asCasa de la Punxa on the map, which can be translated as" domed house "or"peaked house". The house was built in 1929 by the order of the industrialist Juan Escorsa Soria, and named after him (Casa Joan Escorsa Soria). This is one of the first works of the famous architect Antoni Pujol Sevil, who graduated from the architectural school in 1927.

Tarragona. Casa de La Puncha. Casa de la Punxa

The house is also notable for the fact that it was the first Elevator installed in Tarragona. The Elevator has long been replaced with a more modern one, and the old cabin, made of wood and glass, has become an exhibit of the city's Museum of modern art. Now the house is occupied by the chamber of Commerce of Tarragona.

Tarragona. Casa de La Puncha. Casa de la Punxa

The top of the tent tower is crowned with a wrought-iron decoration that serves as lightning protection.

Tarragona. Casa de La Puncha. Casa de la Punxa

The eaves of the roof are decorated with sculptural ornaments depicting dragons and bas-reliefs of human faces.

Tarragona. Casa de La Puncha. Casa de la Punxa