Building on Manifestación street, #16

Julio Bravo Folch

A pioneering example of "Modernista" architecture in Zaragoza

This four-story "modernista" building occupies a promininent site with a corner elevation and facades on both Manifestación street and Santa Isabel. While the building is primarily brick, window moldings stand out in stone. In fact, on each register, the sculptural relief above the windows differs.

View directly to the corner


Building clad in brick with extensive glazing and decorative ironwork


Oriel window on the long side as well as the corner


Modernista ironwork in characteristic vegetal motifs


Elaborate carvings in organic forms differ above the windows on each register.


Oddly shaped lintel molding echoing the portal below


The portal

The door is reminiscent of Islamic architecture, perhaps reflecting the influence of La Aljafería, the Moorish palace in Zaragoza.

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