Editorial Montaner i Simon, Fundació A. Tàpies
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and on 1 and 6 January and 25 December.
Tel.: 934 870 315. www.fundaciotapies.org
Timetables may change.
Prices and discounts
Children up to 16 years of age: free.
Persons over 16 years of age with student card: €5.60.
Discount of the Modernisme Route: 20% off the adult price.
Built by Domènech i Montaner himself from 1880 to 1882, this is one of the pioneering examples of the architectural and urban renovation that was introduced by the Modernista movement, together with Gaudí’s Casa Vicens (number (88) of the Modernisme Route). The building features a very unacademic façade with a slightly Mudejar (Moorish) appearance and a peculiar structure with cast iron pillars and steel beams that is more characteristic of markets and railway stations of the of the late 19th century. The building is now crowned by a sculptural work by the great contemporary artist Antoni Tàpies, Núvol i cadira (Cloud and Chair), which has become the emblem of his foundation. The museum exhibits a wide selection of the work of this Catalan artist and holds temporary exhibitions, symposia, conferences and film cycles. It also houses a library specialised in modern and contemporary art, the Tàpies archive with the largest collection of his works and related documents, and collections on Asian and Pre-Columbine arts and culture.