Barcelona: The Oleguer Junyent’s Workshop (Estudi Oleguer Junyent), hidden in the heart of the cosmopolitan district of Gràcia in Barcelona, Spain, is one of the most beautiful places for visitors. People can visit an original Belle Epoque atelier, the private art studio of Oleguer Junyent, a Catalan genius who devoted his life to painting, writing, collecting, and stage design. The studio of Oleguer Junyent’s Workshop is the most famous Catalonia theatrical designer, which remained the same as he left.
Estudi Oleguer Junyent is the 19th-Century studio of one of Barcelona’s most talented set designers, art collectors, and painters, Oleguer Junyent. The studio has been excellently maintained and contains a beautiful collection of artworks, paintings, sculptures, dolls, automata, and much more. Most of the items of the studio have been acquired by Oleguer himself, making this studio a treasure trove of history and a must-visit destination in Barcelona, Spain.
Junyent’s fame stemmed from his design work for the Gran Teatre de Liceu’s operas. The most important was Parsifal by Wagner, performed in Barcelona in 1913 for the first time outside Germany. Following his success in the theatre, Junyent decorated some of Barcelona’s most luxurious bourgeois houses, including Casa Burés and Casa Cambó. He was also the leader of Catalonia’s modernism movement and a contemporary of Ramon Casas and Pablo Picasso.
The Junyent family still resides in the building, but they have opened Oleguer’s preserved workshop to the public for scheduled viewings. The collection is a sight to behold: Besides Oleguer’s paintings, sculptures, models, and various other works, it contains one of the most complete collections of automata in the city after the Tibidabo Amusement Park.
The workshop is periodically opened for events, where guests can return to the glimmering age of one of Catalonia’s most famous designers.