Casa Rocamora: an Elizabethan mansion in the middle of Barcelona

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Hidden in the neighborhood of el Putxet shines this Elizabethan mansion with all its splendor. It is known as Casa Rocamora for being the residence of Manuel Rocamora (1892-1976) known patron of art, artist and collector of Barcelona.

One of the mansion strengths is that it overflows authenticity through all the nooks and crannies of the building. Its appearance gives us the feeling of a house of the time that had suddenly been evacuated. And, by chance of fate, we found ourselves exploring its rooms while the owners have run away terrified to find shelter.

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At the moment you can visit the rooms and art collections: he was brother-in-law to Ramon Casas niece, and in the visit it is possible to appreciate a permanent exhibition of the painter; as well as other works of painting, sculpture, ceramics, advertising, promas, naipes, furniture… pieces of more than twenty collections from the eighteenth and twentieth centuries and the original bronze model of the monument to Christopher Columbus in Barcelona. One of the rooms is occupied by a library composed of five thousand volumes dealing with subjects such as literature, art, music and history. This area really attracts and steals your attention.

There are also regularly exhibitions of clothing: from Balenciaga to Jean Paul Gaultier, or fashion during modernism. As a space that tries to encompass all the arts, chamber concerts are organized throughout the year in this spectacular setting that this particular place offers .

Casa Rocamora un palacio isabelino Barcelona

Visiting Hours:

  • Thursday 11h English
  • 12h Catalan
  • 13h spanish

Price: € 14

Reduced rate (10% discount): 12.60 € (Amigo Casas Singulares, + 65 years, students, unemployed and disabled).

To get there you have to take the metro L7 and get off at Pàdua, if you do not want to walk, there are two bus stops a little closer to Casa Rocamora, theH6 (Mitre-Saragossa) or the line 131 (Putxet-Cadis).