Casa Fuster | Barcelona Bus Turístic

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Casa Fuster

One of the Modernisme movement’s most elegant buildings

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One of Barcelona’s most discrete and elegant Modernista houses is located at the end of Passeig de Gràcia. This last project undertaken by Domènech i Montaner in Barcelona features the architect’s characteristic elements, such as floral ornamentation and trefoil windows.

Why visit Casa Fuster?

Casa Fuster, built from 1908 to 1911, was commissioned by the family of the lawyer Marià Fuster to Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the architect behind the Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, among other buildings. The building is located at the end of Passeig de Gràcia and since 2004 it has been a luxury hotel.

The building, which although considered to belong to the Modernista current has Rationalist forms, is structured into three white marble facades, in accordance with the classic characteristics of the artist’s work: robust columns that rest on pink stone plinths and on the main corner a cylindrical structure that forms a bay window that runs all the way up to the top of the building. On the top floor, a French-style attic finishes off the building, which was to have been crowned with a tower similar to that of the administration pavilion of Hospital de Sant Pau, but was never built. Its ornamentation features floral motifs and trefoil windows.

After the renovation undertaken in 2004, Casa Fuster was transformed into a luxury hotel.

 

How do you get to Casa Fuster?

From the stop of Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera stop on the Blue and Red Routes of Barcelona Bus Turístic, crossing Avenida Diagonal, you can walk to the corner of Passeig de Gràcia with Carrer Gran de Gràcia, where Casa Fuster is located.

 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? Woody Allen is a frequent guest of this hotel and, above all, its café. It is not uncommon to see him playing the clarinet when he is in the city at small, improvised concerts.
  • Local’s tip: The renovation of Casa Fuster also recovered the historic Cafè Vienès, which was a meeting point for artists and intellectuals and now is a venue for superb jazz sessions. It is a good place to contemplate Domènech i Montaner’s marble columns and listen to good music.
  • A must: For lovers of restrained Modernisme.