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Farmàcia Bolós

Josep Domènech i Estapà
Tarragona (1858) - Cabrera de Mar (1917)

By Josep Domènech i Estapà, built between 1904 and 1910, which still has almost all its original decorative elements: a presumptuous, aristocratic lamp bearing the name of the shop, a stained glass window depicting an orange tree, and furniture, all designed by the great craftsman Antoni Falguera.

Farmàcia Bolós is a chemists’ shop situated on the ground floor of a building by Domènech i Estapà. On both the interior and the exterior it still has the original 1902 decoration by Antoni Falguera, according to a design by pharmacist Novelles himself. One of the main features is the main door, with straight lines at the bottom but crowned by a panel of undulating lines and floral motifs. The leaves on the leaded glass door are framed in a rich woodwork, and depict an orange tree together with the name of the former owners. The interior still has the original decoration; display cabinets, stained glass, mural paintings and a collection of pharmaceutical china and pottery containers.


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

Refurbishment of signs.
Restoration of shop.
Thermal and acoustic insulation.





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