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Els Quatre Gats

3 Carrer Montsió
Barcelona, 08002, Spain
TEL: 34-93-302-4140

Since 1897, Els Quatre Gats (“The Four Cats”) has served many purposes: pub, café, hostel, cabaret, and restaurant. Located on the ground floor of a Josep Puig I Cadaflach-designed building, this space was a rumored haunt of artist Pablo Picasso. It was shut down in the early 1900’s due to debt, but reopened in 1989 under the tutelage of several restaurateurs. Now, this dimly lit modernist bar, café, and restaurant clad with antique chandeliers serves lingering guests over coffee, rich cream desserts, and dishes like baby squid with Andalusian bacon.

Insider Tip:

For an example of Catalan Art Nouveau, check out the pod-like structures atop the taverns wrought iron gate (it was created by Manuel Ballarín).


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