Real works of art for decorating a ground

Regardin these beatiful textil print designs, carpets boast a variety of almost infinite designs: Geometric, ethnic, classic etc …

In El Portalón we have gone a bit further by drawing on our historic floor. Our interior designer Estrella Salietti has opted for this original and practical format, creating a carpet painted in fuchsia tone and inspired by the old stables of the nineteenth century. Creating a transition area between our two main spaces, La Barra and the restaurant.

Litography with history

Litography: Arabic Baths in Barcelona (1839-1865)
Author: F.X. Parcerisa (1803-1875) / Lit. J. Donon
Origin/ Work: Barcelona / Recuerdos y Bellezas de España. Text of P.Piferrer (Catalonia)

The New Baths of Barcelona were a few medieval public baths located at the confluence of the present streets of La Boquería and Banys Nous, a short distance from El Portalón. Romanesque in style and with an Arab influence, they were used by Christians, Jews and Muslims. They were founded in 1160 and were in use until the end of the 15th century. They were a concession of the Count of Barcelona so no one else could build and operate such an installation. After its disappearance, the building was used as a stable or warehouse until it was demolished in 1834. At present four of its original columns have been preserved and are exhibited in the Museum of History of Barcelona. It is likely that parts of the original construction will be preserved in the foundations of the current building.