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Editorial Montaner i Simon – Fundació Antoni Tàpies


Built by Domènech i Montaner himself from 1880 to 1881, or 1882, this is one of the pioneering examples of the architectural and urban renovation that was introduced by the Modernista movement, together with Gaudí’s Casa Vicens (number (88) of the Modernisme Route). The building features a very unacademic façade with a slightly Mudejar (Moorish) appearance and a peculiar structure with cast iron pillars and steel beams that is more characteristic of markets and railway stations of the of the late 19th century. Antoni Tàpies Foundation
The building was crowned in the 1980s with a sculptural work entitled Cloud and Chair by the great modern artist Antoni Tàpies, and it has since come to symbolise the Antoni Tàpies Foundation. The centre houses a museum displaying a wide selection of work by this Catalan artist, as well as staging temporary exhibitions, scientific seminars, conferences and film seasons. It also has a library specialising in modern and contemporary art, in addition to the Tàpies archive, containing the most complete collection of works by the artist as well as other documents, and collections of Asian and pre-Columbian cultures.

Actions on Modernista Heritage City Council Programme Barcelona, posa’t guapa (Barcelona, get pretty)

Cleaning of façade. 2010


Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm.
Sundays from 10am to 3pm.
Mondays, 1/1, 6/1, 25/12, 26/12, closed.

Prices and discounts

Adults: €8.00.
Children up to 16 years of age: free.
Students and Senior Citizens (over 65): €6.40.

Discount of the Modernisme Route: 20% off the adult price.

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Tel.: 934 870 315.

Timetables may change.

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The Barcelona Modernisme Route is an itinerary that takes you through the Barcelona of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, the architects who, together with others, made Barcelona the world capital of Modernisme. This Route enables you to get to know thoroughly impressive palatial residences, amazing houses, the temple that has become a symbol of the city and a huge hospital, but it also includes humbler and more everyday buildings and items such as chemists’, shops, lampposts and benches - modernist works which show that Art Nouveau put down strong roots in Barcelona and today Modernisme is still an art that is alive and part of life in the city.

The Guidebook of Barcelona Modernisme Route can be acquired in our centers of Modernisme.

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