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Discover Casa Fuster

Written by Christine

One of the things that makes Barcelona different from most of the other major cities in Spain is its distinct architecture and artistic style that can be found in many buildings dating back from the last century. Tourists come from all over the world to see firsthand the amazing Modernist style that dominates the architectural scene of Barcelona. Included in the collection of Modernist marvels is Casa Fuster, an architectural wonder located on Passeig de Gràcia and that now serves as a luxurious hotel. Discover Casa Fuster and learn about what makes this such an incredible landmark in Barcelona.

History

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Casa Fuster was built in 1908 buy the legendary Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner who was one of the most important architects at the time, who helped to progress and develop Modernism in Barcelona. Casa Fuster was commissioned as a gift from its benefactor to his wife, and at one time was considered to be the most expensive home in Barcelona. The intention was to create a great house that would not only serve as a gift but also increase the aesthetic appeal of the city. Today, it is one of the most important designer hotels in the city because of its history, high-quality construction, and unique design.

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Conversion to a hotel

In 2000, the chain of hotels by the name of Hoteles Center bought Casa Fuster, with the intention of turning it into a luxury hotel located on one of Barcelona’s most glamorous streets. Great care was taken to insure that while the house was updated and remodeled into a hotel, it still retained its original vision and and design. Four years later, Casa Fuster was open for business as a state-of-the-art hotel, offering the highest quality experience to its clientele. The hotel retains the original design on the outside and it has also kept some artistic details intact on the inside.

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A luxury hotel

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Casa Fuster offers its guests a unique experience when they stay at the hotel, since it is unlike any other in Barcelona. With more than 100 rooms that range from a standard to a grand suite, Casa Fuster offers all of the amenities that you could possibly want to make your trip to Barcelona unforgettable. Boasting a gourmet restaurant and a jazz club both for guests and visitors, Casa Fuster is a great place to have a drink and enjoy some great music. The hotel is also available for holding events such as weddings, banquets, and business conferences.

Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 132

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Christine

Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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