Els Quatre Gats by Guest House in Barcelona

Els Quatre Gats by Guest House in Barcelona

Els Quatre Gats, often written “Els Quatre Gats” was a café in Barcelona which opened on June 12,1897. It also operated as a hostel, a cabaret, a pub and a restaurant. Active until 1903, Els Quatre Gats became one of the main centers of Modernisme in Barcelona. The artist Ramon Casas i Carbó largely financed this bar on the ground floor of Casa Martí (1896), a building by the architect Jose Puig i Cadafalch in Carrer Montsió near the center of Barcelona. Els Quatre Gats was reconstructed during the transition to democracy, in 1978. Pablo Picassovisited this pub–restaurant often in his early art career.

The Name

“Four Cats” is a colloquial Catalan expression for “only a few people” and the name of Els Quatre Gats is dervived from this saying. The four founders of the café, Pere Romeu, Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas, and Miguel Ultrillo also chose this name as a tribute to Le Chat Noir “The Black Cat,” a celebrated Parisian café whose creator, Rodolphe Salis, had recently died. They modeled Els Quatre Gats largely after the Parisian café.

Additional Information
Address : Montsió, 3
Zip code : 08002
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : Barrio Gótico
Email : 4gats@4gats.com
Website : www.4gats.com
Opening hours : Open 9am-2am daily
Prices : 20 – 35€
Phone : + 93 302 41 40
Metro/Bus : Catalunya

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ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA CITY CENTER, SPAIN Our Bed and Breakfasts are situated in the best area of the amazing city of Barcelona, close to most of the important touristic attractions. We aim to give you a relaxed stay in one of our Guest Houses by providing comfortable accommodation at an affordable price and cordial service. You'll find our Bed and Breakfasts in beautiful buildings of the Catalan modernistic style. Their beautiful interiors contribute to the warm and charming stay at our Bed and Breakfast, just what you need after a busy day of sightseeing. Each morning you will enjoy our delicious self-service breakfast buffet that will get you ready for a day full of activities. Whatever your purpose is to visit Barcelona, we will do our best to make your stay a pleasant one!
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