Constructed between 1900 and 1905, Casa Burés takes its name from its first owner, Francesc Burés, owner of Industrias Burés, one of Spain’s most successful textile companies.
Originally, the ground floor housed the company’s headquarters while the 1,000 m2 first floor was the Burés family home. The upper floors – which were accessed by one of the first lifts to be installed in Barcelona – then comprised nine 300 m2 rental apartments.
The building’s façade at the junction of Carrer Ausiàs March and Carrer Girona is just as imposing today as when it was first built. It is inside, however, where Casa Burés’ greatest treasures are to be found.