Antoni Maria Gallissà

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Antoni Maria Gallissà i Soqué

Antoni Maria Gallissà i Soqué  (*  1861 in Barcelona ; †  1903 in Barcelona) was a Catalan architect of Art Nouveau .


In 1885 he graduated from the Escola d'Arquitectura de Barcelona with the grade very good . He tried harder than his colleagues to integrate Romanesque and Gothic elements into his designs. Gallissà's style was derived from that of his mentor Lluís Domènech i Montaner , but places greater emphasis on elements of Catalan history, especially the decorative elements.

In his first years as an architect, he mainly worked on the designs by Lluís Domènech i Montaner for the Castell dels Tres Dragons (now Barcelona Zoological Museum) and the Palau de la Música Catalana , as well as joint projects with other professors and students from the Escola d 'Arquitectura de Barcelona, ​​such as Elies Rogent i Amat and Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert of importance. His works can be found in various places in Catalonia.

Like many Catalan artists at the turn of the century, Gallissà i Soque was involved in the Renaixença Catalana; he was co-author of the Bases de Manresa (1892) and served from 1897 until his death as president of the national conservative Unió Catalanista . As a summary of his political and artistic views, he presented the text En busca d'una arquitectura nacional ('In search of a national architecture').

At the height of his work, Gallissà i Soqué died in 1903 at the age of 42 of a congenital heart defect.



  • Casa Llopis Bofill (Casa Manel Llopis), with sgraffiti by Josep Maria Jujol
  • Casa Gallìssa i Soque
  • Casa de la Riva
  • Casa Sicart (demolished, on the facade of the shopping center that was built in its place there is a copy of the facade of the 2nd floor)

Cervelló :

  • Rectory and Church of Sant Esteve
  • Granja Garcia

Esplugues de Llobregat :

  • Can Casanovas
  • Casa Pujol

La Garriga :

  • Casa Pascual (rectory)

Lloret de Mar :

  • Casa Arús
  • Panteón Casanovas-Terrats (tomb), sculptures by Eusebi Arnau

Papiol :

  • Casa Gomis

Vilassar de Mar :

  • Casa Arús

Picture gallery


  • DDAA: El modernisme a l'entorn de l'arquitectura . Edicions L'isard, 2002, ISBN 84-89931-22-4 .

Web links

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