Fancisco Godia Foundation

Fundació Francisco Godia

A member of a prominent Barcelona family, Francisco Godia (1921-1990) was not only a successful businessman, but a car racing fan (in the 1950s he even participated in Formula One) and a collector of arts. In the memory of the father, his daughter Liliana established the foundation with its purpose being to familiarize everyone with Godia's collection comprising works of art from the 12th century till the 20th century. Among the especially interesting exhibits a display of tiles (samples from nearly every major production center of Spain), medieval and modern art collections can be highlighted.

In the spacious and light halls you will see Romanesque and Gothic wooden sculptures, as well as masterpieces of such artists as Jaume Huguet, Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol, Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro and Eduardo Chillida. There is also a place in the museum for Godia's racing trophies and other related objects. The venue regularly hosts temporary exhibitions. The foundation occupies two floors of the Casa Garriga Nogues, built in between 1902 and 1905 by architect Enric Sagnier for banker Rupert Garriga. The four façade sculptures that support the balcony of the first floor were designed by Eusebi Arnau. We also advise you to climb upstairs to see the unusual and cozy roof of the house.

Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 250
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 3 pm; closed on Tue
How to reach: metro Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia
Coordinates: 41.388825, 2.16513