Tuesday, October 3

Catalan Modernisme: Antigua Casa Figueras in Barcelona

Antigua Casa Figueras
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Antiga Casa Figueras at Rambla, 83 ("antiga" meaning "former") is a patisserie built in 1820 and decorated by Antoni Ros i Güell in 1902. If you visit this small exponent of Catalan Modernisme you will be able to admire a widespread selection of mosaics, wrought iron, stained glass,stucco and furniture (see detail here). The shop is currently Pastisseria Escribà, a delicatessen and pastry shop in the hands of Christian Escriba, son of Antonio Escriba, the "Chocolate Magician". Christian Escriba is a renown artist who blends pastry with design and fashion. His works have been sold or exposed in most famous shops in Europe.

Recommended: Now that we mention this exquisite pastry shop, I suggest you take a Barcelona: Chocolate Tour at this interesting blog called In Praise of Sardines.

Google Maps Image of Antigua Casa Figueras or Escriba Pastry Shop in Barcelona.

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Blogger selana18 said...

Γειά (hola)
This is a beautiful shop!When I will visit your town it will be my favourite place as the shop is beautiful and I love chocolate!
I think that the people who lives near by , every day they are wake up from the smell of the chocolate...happy people.

2:16 PM  
Blogger prash said...

thanks! .....thats a nice photo! Barcelona is a really nice place ....I had been there last year ....is this on La Rambla?

5:02 PM  
Blogger photo-effe said...

ecco le belle ragazze che ti guardano


11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wonder carlos? do you get tired of the beautiful details? ..its just so pretty!

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Gavin Hart said...

Wow, what an interesting mosaic work. It seems that there are some interesting photo subjects in Barcelona.

2:09 AM  
Blogger dutchie said...

We've been there last year November when one of my friends turned 40 and had a lovely birthday cake there!

10:35 AM  
Blogger judy breeze said...

molt be carlos... me encanta.. sempra me agrada quan la gent escriu sobra barcalona.. yo naci en barcelona.. y soy catala pero ahora vivo en chile y por eso no se escribir catalan.. que pena... las fotos son hermosas.. muy buen trabajo....

2:07 AM  

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