The building is an ancient palace of the eighteenth century, which was built by the merchant Gomis in 1792, when there was no Princess Street
During the Napoleonic invasion, Marshal of the French troops turned the palace into his habitual residence.
Later, due to the French proposals (applied to large Parisian avenues), Princess Street opened to facilitate the connection between La Rambla and the Ciutadella Park, through Ferran and Princesa streets.
It is then that the building, which was split into two minced. In the early twentieth century, houses were renovated and the only modernist portal that exists in Ciutat Vella was built. From 2000, it was purchased by a wealthy Dutch artist, who began remodeling the first floor and received a prize FAD.
Since 2006 it was acquired by the "Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes" directed by architect José Manuel Infiesta, and total remodeling of the complex began, along with architect Jordi Garcés, author of remodeling other Barcelona museums like Picasso, the Godia foundation, etc.
In 2011 it was opened to the public. Initially presents an extensive collection of contemporary painting and figurative sculpture, which includes 230 large format works of living artists, who have done their work in the XXI century.
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm
S. Pere, S. Caterina i La Ribera
- C. de la Barra de Ferro, 3-5
L4 JAUME I
- Bus 45, V17