Avinguda Tibidabo, 31 Barcelona
(3 on 5)
Present condition: Good
/ Inside: Good,
with some changes to adapt the house to present functions.
Visits: The house is at present an excellent restaurant,
offering the possibility to visit the house interior,
together with an excellent meal.
Ruta del Modernisme
History and description:
by Joan Rubió i Bellver and built
between 1903 and 1913. The house Roviralta also known as El Frare
Blanc is a big beautiful house located in the "high" part of
The building is a family house. The ideas of Rubió i Bellver are very
clear in that house with a traditional structure, remembering in some
aspects the style of Puig i Cadafalch but showing the Rubió i Bellver originality specially on the roof
with an special fancy shape.
The façade is made in white stucco to contrast with the windows in brick.
The design of interior is based on structural concept and the
ornamentation is simple. Unfortunately, the transformation of the house in a
restaurant imposed some changes in the internal structure, nevertheless
the basic had been maintained.
The building show a fancy aspect in the nights when it's illuminated.
This is a recommended spectacle to see from the Avinguda Tibidabo.