Sitges Costa Durada Cau Ferrat house and Maricel Art Gallery
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
by: Barcelona Travel Hacks
Summary: Former home of artist Santiago Rusinol transformed into a beutiful museum that exhibits his art and collections plus a broad collection of art from 1oth century to the first half of the 20th century.
Address: Carrer de Fonollar, Sitges. 08870
Summary of Prices:
|Train/Bus Fare||Entry Ticket||Additional Information|
|Adult||€ 9.20||€ 10.00||Student uder 25 and Seniors, 5 Euros|
|Child||€ 9.20||FREE||Under 13 years free|
|Group/Family Ticket: Contact museum for group discounts|
|Free day: Consult Website for free days|
About Sitges Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museums:
Cau Ferrat Museum dating from 1893 is the former home of artist Santiago Rusinol (1861-1931) and was his home workshop. In 1933 it became a public museum. The Museum contains collections of art gathered by the artist such as paintings, forged metal, ceramics, glass, sculptures, furniture and modern art. The museum contains works by Rusinol, Casas, Picasso R. Pichot, Mas i Fondevila, Zuloaga, Regoyos and Degouwe of Nucques, Henry Claraso Manolo Hugue and Pau Gargallo.
The building consists of a ground floor living quarters consisting of a kitchen, study, bedroom, reception and hallway. The staircase goes up to the first floor main hall which is a huge open space with high vaulted ceiling supported by wooden beams. IT is remeniscent of a church or large council meeting room and contains a vast colection of Art. Between 2010 and 2014 the building and museum space was restored.
Maricel Museum is a broad collection of art dating from the tenth century to realism and figuration during the first half of the twentieth century. TThe museum includes works from the collection of Dr. Jesus Perez-Rosales that have never had been exhibited in public, acquisitions by the Sitges Heritage Association since 2012 (Ramon Casas, Miquel Utrillo, Arcadi Mas i Fondevila, Artur Carbonell i Augusti Ferrer Pino) ??and donations from artist's relatives (Pere Jou and Alfred Sisquella).
The museum's own collection was complemented with several works from loans and deposits from art collections of the Government of Catalonia, the Museum of the Provincial Government of Barcelona and the Montserrat Museum, primarily with artists from "Modernisme" and "Noucentisme" linked to Sitges such as Ramon Casas, Joaquim Sunyer, Lola Anglada, Pere Jou and Alfred Sisquella. It also exhibits valuable pieces of furniture from the ancestral home of Can Falc, currently under restoration.
There are 3 Attractions Nearby:
Sitges Beach Town
Beach town famous for its artists, LGBT and film festival. Sitges is host to carnivals, festivals, religious parades, a classic car rally and historic museum buildings.
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Garraf To Sitges Walk
Easy 15km walk via GR92 from Garraf port to Sitges passing an open mineral mine, farmhouses and small hamlets, a cement factory and coastal viewpoint with chapel.
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Sitges Maricel Palace
Spectacular palace built for the American millionaire industrialist Charles Derring by Miquel Utrillo between 1913 and 1918. The palace was built as a home and place for his art colection.
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Visiting Sitges Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museums:
The Cau Ferrat Museum and Maricel Museum can be visited as one attraction because both buildings are interlinked and the circular route starts in Cau Ferrat and continues through Maricel Museum.
The museums of sitges society offers a range of tours for groups and walks around the modernist and artistic history of sitges. For more information and bookings you can contact the museum via the details on the webpage.
Both the Cau Ferrat Museum and Maricel Museum are open almost every day from 10 till the evening with longer opening hours in summer. Exact opening hours can be found on the website.
I visited using an individual combined ticket for the Cau Ferrat Museum and Maricel Museum which cost 10 euros for an adult. Generally you do not need to purchase a ticket in advance but it may be advisable in the summer.
Top tip: There is an android app and apple app which can be found searching for Museos de Sitges. The app works as the audio guide for the museum and gives interesing history of the artefacts and museum space. Take headphones and connect to the free wifi in the museum to use the app.
Getting To Sitges Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museums:
The museums are located in the historic centre of Sitges behind the church built directly on a small headland. Walking from Sitges train station through the historic town centre to the museum takes about 10 minutes.
The R2 RODALIES and R2 Sud RODALIES lines go to Sitges via Paseo de Gracia and Sants. Trains are approx every 30 minutes and journey time is 35-40 minutes.
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PDF: Sitges Train Map
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PDF: Sitges Rodalies Rail Map
PDF: Sitges Tourist Map
PDF: Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museum Guide
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