Casa Marti Els Quatre Gats, Barcelona

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Casa Marti Els Quatre Gats rose to fame during Catalonia's modernist period as a meeting place for artists and intellectuals, including Pablo Picasso and Tamon Casac I Carbo. The cafe originally opened in 1897 as a bar, hostel, and cabaret, and quickly attracted the attention of prominent painters. The cafe maintains its historic flair through renovations, which have preserved its status as a popular tourist attraction. Sip on coffee as you discuss the work of Catalonia's most influential artists, who sat in the very same spot. Our Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool makes visiting Casa Marti Els Quatre Gats and other Barcelona attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very nice to visit, very good food and excellent presentation although the prices are a little expensive, worth since at many tourist sites they charge the same for poor quality food. Very elegant local, retains the charm of the old Barcelona. Good service, very attentive.
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  • A blast from the past in this fascinating frequented by Picasso and other artists. To visit for the atmosphere, not so much for the food.
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  • I am in no way reviewing the restaurant only the building which is easy to see while walking through the Gothic Quarter. The building has both historic and architectural significance. It is a Puig i C...  more »

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