You have two chances to take part in an unusual tour of this Catalan modernist building on 28 December and 4 January.
One evening, Teresa Amatller invites her friend Mercedes Garí, from Can Cros in Argentona, to have a cup of hot chocolate at her house. Little do not know it, but about twenty other people also turn up to overhear the two friends’ conversation and get to know a lot of things about their daily lives, their families and also about Josep Puig i Cadafalch, the architect who designed both Casa Amatller and Can Garí in Argentona. 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth and 100 years since he was president of the Mancomunitat de Catalunya. As well as listening in on the conversation between these two friends, the public can also enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, which tends to go down a treat at this time of the year. And since this is Christmas time in Catalonia, there will also be a glass of cava on offer.
This microtheatre production will take place at Casa Amatller on 28 December and 4 January and is an excellent opportunity to explore the interior of one of the Catalan modernist sites that Puig i Cadafalch designed in Barcelona. The association with chocolate is no accident: the house was commissioned by Antoni Amatller Costa (1851-1910), who was owner of the Chocolates Amatller factory. The building, which was completed in 1900, is located on Passeig de Gràcia, in what is known as the Mansana de la Discòrdia, just next to Casa Batlló, which was designed by Antoni Gaudí.
To buy tickets, which are available on a limited basis, check out the following link.
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