Cau Ferrat Museum in Sitges, Spain.

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Museu del Cau Ferrat

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Built in the 1890s as a house-studio by Catalan artist Santiago Rusiñol, a pioneer of the Modernisme movement, this seaside mansion is crammed with his own art and that of his contemporaries (including his friend Picasso), as well as his extensive private collection of ancient relics and antiques. The visual feast is piled high, from Grecian urns and a 15th-century baptismal font to 18th-century tilework that glitters all the way to the floral-painted wood-beamed ceiling.

Information is mostly in Spanish and Catalan only, but there are info placards with some detail also in English and French. Attached is the Museu de Maricel.

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