Domènech i Montaner – Editorial Montaner I Simon (Fundacio Tapies)
Location: 255 Aragó Street Barcelona.
Qualification: xxxxx (2 on 5)
Present condition: Outdoors good, indoors adapted to the present Fundació Tapies needs.
How to go to: Buses: 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28
Metro: L2, L3, L4 (Passeig de Gràcia)
Visits: Only to foundation public spaces. See Information. The Fundació Antoni Tàpies will be closed due to renovation work on the building until a non fixed date.
Prices: Adults: 4,20 €
Minors up to 16 years age: free.
Minors up to 16 years age with Student Card: 2,10 €.
Timetables, prices and other information may change, please verify it previously.
Information: Phone: (34) 93 487 03 15.
Ruta del Modernisme
History and description
Projected by the architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner in 1879.
This is the first important building of this architect.
The façade was initially projected to be made in stone, but it was redesigned with brick. With that material the architect obtained very special effects remembering the Islamic architecture.
The central superior part of the building, show three sculptures of Dante, Cervantes and Shakespeare.
From 1990 the building is the headquarters of the Fundació Tapies (a prestigious modern Catalan painter) who develop cultural activities.
Other Works of Domènech i Montaner:
In Barcelona: Fuster House Lamadrid House Lleó Morera House Thomas House Museum of Zoology Editorial Montaner i Simón Hospital of Sant Pau
Música Catalana Palace Ramon Montaner Palace
In Canet de Mar: Ateneu Obrer Castle of Santa Florentina Roure House (Ca la Bianga) Restaurant la Misericordia
In Olot: Solà-Morales House
In Reus: Gasull House Navàs House Rull House Pere Mata Institute
Out of Catalonia: Cemetery (Comillas) Tres caños” fountain (Comillas) Universidad Pontifícia (Comillas)