Casa Francesc Martí i Puig (Els Quatre Gats)

Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Carrer de Montsió 3 bis

This first project by Puig i Cadafalch was an apartment building with the owner's quarters on the first floor. It is constructed of red brick with stone windows and door frames, quoins, and decorative elements. (Stone ornamental elements were sculpted by Eusebi Arnau, who continued to work with the architect on later structures.) Gothic elements are characteristic of Puig i Cadafalch's version of Modernism. Soon after its construction the building became well known because of the cafe at ground level, Els Quatre Gats. Picasso exhibited there (as well as eating there and designing the menu). It is still a restaurant (the interior is intact) with good authentic Spanish food--at least when I ate there!


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