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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

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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8 comments:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. ecco le belle ragazze che ti guardano

    saluti

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  4. Anonymous8:59 AM

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

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

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

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  7. 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....

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