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The 4 Cats


This is one of the better places to eat in Barcelona: els 4 Gats, the 4 cats. It is the place where Pablo Picasso had his first exhibition, as a 17 years old teenager. A restaurant, opened on june 12th 1897 by a former waiter of the famous “le chat noir”, the black cat restaurant in Paris. Other famous people used to hang around here as well, the ubiquitous Gaudi, Isaac Albeniz, and so many more.
It was too early, and therefore not open yet when I passed it, but I will most definitely go back and show you the fabulous interior. Meanwhile, have a virtual visit on their website, it is a WOW kind of place!

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13 responses

  1. its details are truly exquisite,
    the entrance already feels gothic but how it looks like on top will definitely make your head turn, beautiful!
    do show us its interior the next time you're there. ^0^

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    September 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm

  2. Many thanks for the tour Rob and Mandy – the place looks fantastic. I like the art deco green poles and light shades.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    September 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

  3. Food holds body, mind and soul together. Please have you all a wonderful Friday.

    daily athens

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    September 9, 2010 at 10:37 pm

  4. By the way…your Portuguese is GREAT! 🙂
    Parabéns! 🙂
    happy weekend and hugs to you and your lovely Mandy!
    Léia, Cezar & Luna

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    September 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

  5. This place is awesome, and your pictures always perfect!
    and for sure…Luna loves the name of this place!
    Léia

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    September 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm

  6. It is very beautiful. I can't wait to see the inside and hear what the food is like!

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    September 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm

  7. It looks and sounds fabulous! And what an interesting history! Meow!

    Love your header mosaic – you have one heck of a view from your terrace!

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    September 9, 2010 at 11:47 am

  8. «Louis» supposes that given this restaurant's history it is also expensive.

    Here's the answer to Qu'est-ce que c'est?.

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    September 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

  9. Jim

    We had a wonderful dinner there last year.

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    September 9, 2010 at 10:17 am

  10. Belas fotos de valioso Património…Espectacular….
    Cumprimentos

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    September 9, 2010 at 8:26 am

  11. VP

    Catalan is more close to us here, in cat is gatto. Gorgeous place, thanks for the great images and the very interesting link.

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    September 9, 2010 at 8:10 am

  12. A beautiful place. Guess the food must be equally good.
    Costas

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    September 9, 2010 at 7:24 am

  13. I like the look of that place and I also like cats.

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    September 9, 2010 at 7:13 am