The dragon on the roof
It is suspected that Gaudí was inspired by the myth of Saint George, the patron saint of Catalonia, for the roof of the house. It is said that he saves the princess with his sword from the fire-spitting dragon. In addition to the side profile of the legendary mythical creature that is created by a large number of diamond-shaped roof tiles in red, blue, and green, the stairwell with the four-rayed cross can also be interpreted as the knight's lance stuck in the animal's shell. Gaudí also adorned the tower with the monograms of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph to express his deep faith. The ceramic bud, which runs towards the cross, broke on the transport route from Mallorca. Although the manufacturer wanted to replace this, Gaudí decided to have the parts put back together, thereby highlighting his Trencadís style again (Trencadís stands for “breaking” in Catalan - a mosaic of different sized fragments of ceramic tiles, marble or glass).