Exterior of the Sala Fundación MAPFRE

Sala Fundación MAPFRE


Originally built for a rich banking family by Enric Sagnier in 1902–05, the stunning, carefully restored Modernista Casa Garriga i Nogués has been taken over by the charitable cultural arm of Spanish insurance giant MAPFRE. Art and photography exhibitions are shown on the ground floor and in a number of small rooms up the curvaceous marble stairway. Look out for the fine Modernista stained-glass windows in room 8. Guided tours (€5) run Monday to Thursday in Catalan, Spanish and English.

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