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Year: 1976
Address: c/ Muntaner, 277
Bus: Lines 54, 58, 64, 66
T:93 209 95 55 (english, spanish, catalan)
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.30am-1.30pm / 4.30pm-8pm, Saturday 9.30am-1.30pm
Closed: month of august

This building on the c/ Muntaner dates from 1976 and contains the Cottet opticians shop. The largest optical company in Europe opened its first store in Barcelona in 1902, at the Puerta del Angel. The 2,000-kg, 5-storey-high thermometer on the facade was placed there in 1956 and can still be seen today. There are now seven other Cottet stores in Barcelona, but this one on the c/ Muntaner is the only one to retain elements of the seventies. The neon sign in the shape of spectacle frames, visible on the cleverly-designed facade through a gap in the front roof, is repeated on the handle of the main door. The interior has been renovated in such a way that the original concept dating from 1976 can still be admired.


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