Carrer Manuel Arnús, 1-31 - Plaça Funicular s/n.
(3 on 5)
condition: Outside: Good
/ Inside: partially adapted to present needs.
Visits: Private owned house, visits not allowed.
Ruta del Modernisme
History and description:
by Enric Sagnier i Villavechia and
built in 1903
The house El Pinar also known as Casa Arnús is
a very impressive palace located in the
"high" part of Barcelona emerging of a pine forest, into Collserola mountain, just upper
of the square where is the lower station of Tibidabo mountain
The building is a family house into a magnificent garden. The plan is based
in a central area cross shaped with a roof covered by colored ceramic
pieces. In the west façade, two towers, one of four sides and another of
The façade is made in stone and decorated stucco.
The main gateway has a stone house for warden's.
The design of interior was made by Joan Busquets using for decoration
vegetal shapes in walls and roofs.
The building show a fancy aspect in the nights when
it is illuminated (normally Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays). This is a
recommended spectacle to see from the surroundings of Avinguda Tibidabo in
the high part of city.