Modernist Pharmacies

By Dan Blystone

Modernist pharmacies of Barcelona feature stunning original woodwork, stained glass, ironwork, paintings and ceramic jars that transport you back over 100 years.

Farmàcia del Carme

Farmàcia Casellas

This pharmacy in El Raval was founded by Eduard Casellas in 1883. In 1914 the store was remodeled in the Modernist style. The mosaics are by Lluís Brú Salelles. Address: Carrer del Carme, 84

Antiga Farmàcia Doctor Palomas

This location is the former pharmacy of Doctor Palomas. The mosaic dates from 1925 and was also made by Lluís Brú i Salelles. The establishment was inaugurated by Francesc Xavier Palomas i Pons in 1905. Address: Ronda Sant Pere, 40/Carrer del Bruc, 10.

Antiga Farmàcia Padrell

The oldest pharmacy in Catalonia, documented since 1561. The modernist decoration dates back to 1890 and the large stained glass window of the entrance was made by Joan Espinagosa. Address: Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix, 52.

Farmàcia Nadal

Farmàcia Nadal (formerly called Farmàcia Masó Arumí) dates back to 1850 and retains much of the original decoration from the 1920’s. Its style is a beautiful example of Noucentisme, designed by Ramon Puig i Gairalt. Address: La Rambla, 121

Farmàcia Nordbeck

Farmàcia Nordbeck dates back to 1905 and features wooden panels with floral decoration on the facade, wrought iron, and stained-glass friezes. Address: Carrer Ausiàs Marc, 31

Farmàcia Mas i Docampo

This Modernist pharmacy has operated in the Raval neighborhood in the since 1880, located near the Rambla and the Boquería market. Address: Carrer del Carme, 23

Farmàcia Mestre i Boleda

Farmàcia Mestre i Boleda

This pharmacy in Sant Antoni was opened by R. Rapesta in 1902 and is considered the largest modernist pharmacy in Barcelona. Panels on the exterior feature the symbol of pharmacy, the Higea cup and snake. Address: Gran Via, 540

Farmàcia Puigoriol

Farmàcia Puigoriol is situated in the Eixample neighborhood and was founded by Andreu Puigoriol Botey in 1913. Original furniture, ceramic jars, gas lamps and interior woodwork have been preserved. Address: Carrer Mallorca, 312

Farmàcia Bolós

This pharmacy was founded by Antoni Novellas in 1902 and in 1927 it was sold to the Bolós family. The decoration of the pharmacy was done by Antoni Falguera. Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 77

Farmacia Enrich

This pharmacy founded in 1902 features a beautiful entrance using iron to geometrically frame the different stained glass windows. Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 83

Farmàcia Guinart

Farmàcia Guinart in the Sant Andreu nieghborhood dates back to 1896. Its modernist elements such as the wrought iron work and ceramics are very well preserved. Address: Carrer Gran de Sant Andreu, 306

Farmàcia Madroñal

Farmàcia Madroñal

Farmàcia Madroñal has a superbly well preserved interior that features wooden shelves crowned with neo-Gothic elements. Situated in Sant Antoni just off Gran Via, the pharmacy dates back to 1901. Address: Carrer del Comte Borrell, 133