Built in 1893 as a residence for Santiago Rusiñol, Cau Ferrat incorporates Gothic windows taken from the nonextant Sitges castle that once existed on the site. Cau Ferrat is adjacent to Maricel de Mar.
Cau Ferrat was the house owned by Rusiñol, a friend and associate of Pablo Picasso. Picasso, Rusiñol and other artists used to meet in the Quatre Gats, a famous café in the centre of Barcelona's Old City. Today, Cau Ferrate contains some works by these friends of Rusiñol as well as many of the artists own works and a motley group of pieces that he brought back from various parts of Catalunya. There are things like decorative ironwork and bed frames, all of which add to the bizarre nature of the upper floor of the museum/house. The ground floor, however, is preserved as a sort of museum of the daily life of Rusiñol with tons of beautiful tilework in the former living room of the artist. Perhaps the most spectacular part of the entire visit is when you admire Rusiñol's living room and collection of pottery as you listen to the waves break beneath the stained glass windows of the ground floor.
It was the house of the artist and writer Santiago Rusinol. In this house stayed the most important late XIX century painters, musicians, poets and writers.
Here you can see works by Rusinol, Ramon Casas, Zuloaga, Picasso, El Greco. You can also see lots of items that belong at that time and some archeological ones.
Usual Timetable: tuesday to friday: 10-13.30/15-18.30; saturday 10-19 (non stop); sundays (10-15)
Summer: tuesday to sunday :10-14/17-21
a wonderful, fantastic, excellent art museum! First of all the location, inside the house of the modernist artist Santiago Rusiñol: look at the original furniture and architectural solutions: if you, like me, are fond of modernism, you'll love it.
If you're not fond of modernism, but like Spanish paitings, you'll love it, too. There's an impressive art collection, with paintings by Picasso, Zuloaga, Isidre Nonell, Dario de Regoyos, Ramon Casas, Miquel Utrillo and Anglada Camarasa and, last but not least, El Greco!
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