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17 reviews of Els 4 Gats - Los 4 Gatos

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A must for a drink in barcelona

Els 4 Gats (or, "The Four Cats" in English) is one of the most historic bar-restaurants in the city of Barcelona. The establishment was opened in 1897 and was for turn-of-the-century Catalan Modernism what cafes like La Rotonde were for artists in 1920's Paris. It was a meeting place to trade ideas, engage in wine-fueled debates, and see exhibits up then-unknown artists like Pablo Picasso.

These days, El 4 Gats is more of a meeting place for fanny-packed tourists than for artists and intellectuals, but it's still worth a stop to have a quick drink in downtown Barcelona. The décor is straight out of the epoch and a couple of the waiters look like they're from the era too! Here's my advice: drink, and drink Spanish. When I went, the place was full of young Japanese tourists and elderly German couples swigging down pitchers of watery sangria (a classic sight in touristy Barcelona). Don't go for the tourist menu. Rather, order a fairly-priced glass of wine, vermouth, or a liquor de hierbas and take the opportunity to soak up the bar's unique and historic atmosphere.
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Bohemian barcelona

No one can say he or she has visited Barcelona without going to Els 4 Gats (the four cats). A lovely place, spectacular from the outside, despite being squeezed in the very narrow Montsió street that goes unseen between the luminous signs of Portal de l'Angel and the endless clothing shops.

It's a place of worship for many from Barcelona. Charged with culture and history, modernism, bohemia, Picasso, Pere Romeu, Ramón Casas, Albéniz or Granados, among others. It is currently a beautiful and well-known bar-restaurant, full or art by painters like Rusiñol. It's run by one of the most prestigious groups in Barcelona.

The lunch menus are affordable, very interesting, 15€ during the week and 28€ during the weekend. If you do not want to eat there, you can have a drink or cool down with a beer or a vermouth. The most important thing is to go inside ;) Another one of my favorite places in Barcelona, I've already booked a table to go eat there on Tuesday ;)
Dónde vamos Eva
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The high point of your walk in the gothic quarter

It is in many guides of Barcelona but that doesn't mean it's lost its charm. It is something like Café Gijón in Madrid but set in a more beautiful building. And it is located on the ground floor of Casa Martí, a work of the genius José Puig i Cadafalch. I can talk about the place as a coffee shop, I only had a beer and thought about the works hanging on the wall for a minute (of artists like Picasso -- who was a frequent client of the cafeteria) or the writers like Rubén Dario. Don't miss it! It will be the high point of a nice walk in the Gothic Quarter.
Gonzalo Moreno
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100% recommended

I totally recommend a coffee in the restaurant Els 4 Gats. Many famous people used to gather there. The restaurant is decorated with articles and pictures of those artists and works of Picasso.
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I worked there for 6 months, I was a cleaner and it was a pleasure being surrounded by those frames. The walls preserve art and wisdom. I recommend going upstairs, you can see everything better and you have a really good angle to take pictures!
sayuri mung
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Quintessential modernist bar

Els Quatre Gats is located in the basement of a neo-Gothic building designed by architect Puig Cadafalch, Casa Martí. This house is the first that Joseph Puig held in Barcelona, ​​while still Mataró municipal architect and was only 28 years. After two years in low-opened the famous brewery that was the final impetus for the building and include immortalized forever in Barcelona's most beloved monuments. The property was designed by Pere Romeu in the likeness of the Chat Noir in Paris. Soon it became a meeting place for artists and bohemians as modernist Russinyol Santiago, Ramon Casas, Isidre Nonell, Picasso, Utrillo, Rubén Darío, etc ... No doubt as a tavern, the place had no commercial interest, but it was a forum for art and literature. Despite this, only lasted six years, from 1897 to 1903. In Els Quatre Gats breathes upon entering Ramón Casas. And I refer simply to copies of his two magnificent paintings which is represented by his friend Pere Romeu, traveling by car and bicycle. If you want you can take a coffee between meal times and the place will be free and lonely for you, that modernist degusteis that environment. You can buy souvenirs of your shelves with sale items and souvenirs. If you want to eat you will enjoy your meal at a price acceptable value. The menu today is almost 15 euros plus VAT. If you want more information about the artists and what it meant Els 4 Gats for modernism in Barcelona, ​​visit my blog ''

El bar modernista por excelencia

Els Quatre Gats está situado en los bajos de un edificio neo-gótico proyectado por el arquitecto Puig Cadafalch, la Casa Martí. Esta casa es la primera que José Puig i Cadafalch realizó en Barcelona, cuando todavía era arquitecto municipal de Mataró y sólo tenía 28 años. Al cabo de dos años, en los bajos se abrió la famosa cervecería que fue el impulso definitivo para inmortalizar el edificio e incluirlo para siempre en los monumentos más queridos de Barcelona.
El establecimiento fue ideado por Pere Romeu a semejanza del Chat Noir de París.
En poco tiempo se convirtió en punto de reunión de artistas modernistas y bohemios como Santiago Russinyol, Ramón Casas, Isidre Nonell, Picasso, Utrillo, Rubén Darío, etc...
Sin duda como taberna, el local carecía de interés comercial, pero era un foro de arte y literatura. Pese a esto, sólo duró seis años: De 1897 a 1903.

En Els Quatre Gats se respira Ramón Casas nada más entrar. Y me remito simplemente a las copias de sus dos magníficos cuadros donde se representa con su amigo Pere Romeu, viajando en coche y en bicicleta.

Si queréis podeis echar un cafecito entre horarios de comidas y el local estará libre y solitario para vosotros, para que degusteis ese ambiente modernista.
Podeis comprar recuerdos de sus estanterias con venta de artículos y souvenirs.
Si queréis comer gozareis de su comida a un precio aceptable relación calidad-precio. El menú a día de hoy es casi 15 euros mas iva.

Si queréis más información de los artistas y lo que significó els 4 gats para el modernismo en Barcelona, visitar mi blog ''
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In a setting of yesteryear treat your...

In a setting of yesteryear treat yourself to a delicious Catalan cuisine. It should already come just for the place is enchanting. Then the kitchen is a bonus. The building, in a small street parallel to the main shopping and tourist street Portal de l'Angel, close to the famous Place Catalonia, attracts and is characterized by its charm. It seems to have been frozen in time. It gets inside you and there is even more amazed, this is confirmed, anything, to the toilet, seems to have changed over the years. This is unique and compelling. Come here instead for lunch menu of the day with a dozen euros includes a starter, main course and dessert, at choice, with wine included. The quality / price ratio is unbeatable and the service impeccable. The luxury at a small price!

Dans un décor d'antan venez vous régaler d'une cuisine catalane délicieuse. Il faut déjà venir rien que pour le lieu qui est enchanteur. La cuisine ensuite n'est qu'un plus. Le bâtiment, dans une petite rue parallèle à la grande rue commerçante et touristique de Portal de l'Angel, tout près de la fameuse place Catalogne, attire et dénote par son charme d'autrefois. Il semble avoir été figé dans le temps. On pénètre à l'intérieur et là on est encore plus émerveillé, c'est confirmé, rien, jusqu'aux toilettes, ne semble avoir changé depuis des années. C'est unique et incontournable.
Venez-y plutôt pour midi, le menu du jour à une douzaine d'euros comprend une entrée, un plat et un dessert, tout au choix, avec le vin compris. Le rapport qualité/prix est imbattable et le service irréprochable. La grand luxe à tout petit prix !
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Hole in time back to 1900 ...

Walking through the "Barri Gotic", entered a small alley, in which the middle, in a corner, looked an imposing building, we look at our guide, the "Casa Marti", one of the earliest known works by then "young" Puig, mixing medieval palace and artwork from the "minor arts" as forging, leaded glass ... etc.. In short, the Catalan Modernism shows first order, which left us speechless, what was our surprise when we entered and found that everything inside is the same as if no time had passed ... It seems that at any time, you can exit the main room, a lady with her bustle the arm of a gentleman boater hat and cane ... A unique experience, tapas or eating there is like going back to the old gatherings of yesteryear in which "fixed the world" ...

Agujero en el tiempo... vuelta al 1900

Paseando por el "Barri Gòtic", entramos en una pequeña callecita, en la que hacia la mitad, en un recodo, se veía un edificio imponente, buscamos en nuestra guía, la "Casa Martí", una de las primeras obras conocidas del por aquel entonces "joven" Puig i Cadafalch, mezcla de antiguo palacio medieval y obra de arte de las "artes menores" como forja, cristal emplomado, etc.

En definitiva, muestra del Modernismo Catalán de primer orden, que nos dejó boquiabiertos, cual fue nuestra sorpresa cuando entramos y descubrimos que en su interior todo está igual, como si no hubiera pasado el tiempo. Parece que en cualquier momento, puede salir de la sala principal una señora con su polisón del brazo de un caballero con sombrero canotier y bastón...

Una experiencia única, tapear o comer allí es como volver a la viejas tertulias de antaño en las que se "arreglaba el mundo..."
Mónica Compte Pallarés
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Gaud and picasso were regulars als 4 gats

Cafe, restaurant, tavern, museum Els 4 Gats are not allowed to label it. Its decor is reminiscent of a glorious artistic past, either in the dining room or cafeteria. You can enjoy traditional dishes of Catalan cuisine ''

Gaudí y picasso eran asiduos als 4 gats

Cafe, restaurante, taberna, museo Els 4 Gats no se les permite catalogarlo. Su decoración recuerda a un glorioso pasado artístico, ya sea en el comedor o en la cafetería. Podrás disfrutar de platos tradicionales de la gastronomía catalana ''
Espai Barcelona
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There is only magic, romance ...

There is only magic, romance and quaintness of its name and walls. Poda belabor, but not the last "tenants" are estn commissioning unwillingly that even the mystical name is deteriorating .... I go with my logic CLAIM I appreciated that the scarce and limited menu of the dishes is the "back of lamb ", well, at the time of serving at the table they have a braon or lower leg, before such a part of the animal we ask explanation to" Metre "(which serves with white shirt and no tie) ensuring they understood that part of the "back" and the "chef" as considers that part as such and that if the letter expresses "back they serve that part of the animal. We were speechless .... and ordered another plate. In addition tenamos reservation, arrived punctual and we had 45 minutes on the street .... Something has changed really ?????

Solo queda la magia, el romanticismo...

Solo queda la magia, el romanticismo y lo pintoresco de su nombre y paredes.
Podía extenderme, pero no, los últimos " inquilinos" se están encargando sin desearlo de que incluso el místico nombre se vaya deteriorando....

He apreciado con mi lógica reclamación que en la escasa y reducida carta uno de los platos es la "espalda de cordero al horno", pues bien, en el momento de servirlo a la mesa presentan un braon o parte baja de la pierna, ante tal parte del animal pedimos explicación al " Metre " ( el cual atiende con camisa blanca y sin corbata) asegurando que esa parte ellos entiende por la "Espalda" y que el "Chef" así considera esa parte como tal y que si la carta expresa "espalda ellos sirven esa parte del animal. Nos quedamos mudos y pedimos otro plato.
Además teníamos reserva, llegamos puntuales y nos tuvieron 45 minutos en la calle.

Algo ha cambiado, ¿verdad?
Angel B
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Els quatre gats is a landmark restaur...

Els Quatre Gats is a landmark restaurant Catalan modernism, for talks, dinners and discussions were held all. Realiz Picasso art exhibitions and was a regular local. It is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter.

Els Quatre Gats es un restaurante referente del modernismo catalán, por las charlas, cenas y debates que allí se celebraban. Picasso realizó exposiciones de arte y era asiduo del local. Se encuentra en pleno corazón del barrio gótico.
Javier Arruñada
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Very good lunch in downtown barcelona

He eats pretty well in this central and classic coffee. They offer a daily menu and a pretty good long letter. Normally the place is frequented by tourists but still people that every day is coffee as tradition. Highly recommended. Hope you like it!

Muy buen almuerzo en el centro de barcelona

Se come bastante bien en este céntrico y clásico café. Ofrecen un menú del día bastante bueno y una carta de siempre. Normalmente el sitio está frecuentado por turistas pero sigue habiendo la gente que cada día va al café como tradición. Muy recomendado. Espero que les guste!
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4 cats

So concerned about protecting your home that they forget the customer orientation. The treatment leaves much to be desired. A pity that, having so eager to know the place, we decided not to return.

Los 4 gatos

Tan preocupados por proteger su local que se les olvida la orientación al cliente. El trato deja mucho que desear.
Una lástima que teniendo tantas ganas de conocer el local, hayamos decidido no volver.
Pilar Bañeres
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It is an ancient and historic restaur...

It is an ancient and historic restaurant in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. It was and is a meeting place for intellectuals, artists and bohemians. However, its high prices prevent access to those who have little money. But, in fact, the restaurant has a menu with quite affordable price at noon.

C'est un restaurant centenaire et historique dans le quartier gothique de Barcelone. Il était et reste un lieu de rencontre pour les intellectuels, artistes et bohémiens. Cependant, ses prix élevés empêchent l’accès à ceux qui ont peu d'argent. Mais, en fait, le restaurant a un menu à prix assez abordable à midi.
Carlos Olmo
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Restaurant that hosted the first exhi...

Restaurant that hosted the first exhibition of the young Picaso, and today still retains the exterior façade and the interior decoration intact. Being near the Portal del Ángel, is a great option for a drink at the bar to rest and adimirar modernist architecture. Good Voyage Felipe Alves

Restaurante que recebeu a primeira exposiçao do jovem Picaso, e hoje ainda conserva a fachada exterior e a decoraçao interior intácta. Por estar perto do Portal del Angél, é uma boa opçao para beber algo no bar para descansar e adimirar a arquitetura modernista.

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Felipe Alves
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