Museu Cau Ferrat, Sitges

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Admire an extensive collection of works by famed Catalonian painter Santiago Rusiñol at Museu Cau Ferrat, a complex dedicated to the modernist artist. Visit the museum, set within a historical residence along a winding street, and explore its colorful, ornate interior packed with paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and more, all amassed or created by Rusiñol. You'll notice that Rusiñol isn't alone here, either: several pieces by El Greco and Pablo Picasso (his contemporary and inspiration) keep him company. To get a more in-depth understanding and overview of the works within the museum, call ahead to arrange a guided tour with the staff. Arrange your visit to Museu Cau Ferrat and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sitges using our Sitges tour itinerary planner .
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  • Exhibitions of objects and eclectic paintings in a beautiful setting (old traditional house) with beautiful mosaics. Many objects in wrought iron. Visit paired with Maricel Museum. Free 1st Wednesday of the month.
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  • We attended 2 summer concerts here, one jazz and one opera - both excellent. They cost 12 Euros and that includes a glass of cava. they nlast an hour in beautiful surroundings, overlooking the sea. Th...  more »
  • The exterior of the building is a must see and brilliant for photographs. Inside is a joy, check on the door as opening times do change often. But once inside it takes your breath away. Enjoy.  more »
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  • Beautiful museum, it is the house of an artist: Russiñol. There are beautiful paintings, such as those of Picasso. It also gives a great look into the life of a wealthy artist. We did a night tour with a guide, so we could not see the beautiful view over the sea that must be there. It lies on a clif, the only thing you will see is the sea. Absolutely something you must do in Sitges. I recommend to do it with a guide!
  • Beautiful and interesting museum featuring a collection from the famous artist Santiago Russinyol. Definitely worth a visit.
  • A fantastic collection that is housed in a wonderful building a lovely town. All manner of beautiful antiquities and lovely views across the sea's expanse into the bargain. At times it felt like being afloat when behind the screened windows.
  • Completely renovated. Spectacular
  • Born into a bourgeois Catalan industrial family from Manlleu, Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (Barcelona, 1861 – Aranjuez, 1931) was asked by his paternal grandfather and godfather, Jaume Rusiñol, to continue the family tradition and become a cotton manufacturer. Instead, the young Rusiñol chose to enter the Catalan and Spanish art scene. A painter, narrator, collector, dramatist, amateur archaeologist, journalist and key figure of the Modernista movement, Santiago Rusiñol conceived of art as a priesthood and of the artist as the chosen one who, due to an ineluctable calling, is predestined to the sacrifice of living his ideal to the ultimate consequences. Santiago Rusiñol. The Girl with Carnation, 1893 It was from Sitges that Rusiñol spread his theory of Total Art, of art as a new religion. the celebration of the Festes Modernistes (1892-1899), the building of the Cau Ferrat (1893-1894) and the inauguration of the monument to El Greco (1898) made Sitges the Mecca of Modernisme and Rusiñol the high priest of his new movement that aspired to transform society through culture. Thanks to this, Rusiñol was able to build up his own personal mythos.

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