c. Diputació, 250
08007 Barcelona · Spain
The Francisco Godia Foundation was set up in 1999 by Liliana Godia to honour the memory of her father, Francisco Godia, a brilliant businessman, race-cars fan and art lover.
The Francisco Godia Foundation opened its doors on 1 December 1999 in a first-floor flat on Carrer València (Barcelona); it was a modest building where they could start carrying out their activities.
Nine years later, the Foundation moved to the former Casa Garriga Nogués, built by the architect Enric Sagnier; the most prolific architect in the well-known Eixample neighbourhood. The foundation's new location allows them to display the collection in better conditions. There are approximately 1,500 pieces on display, including paintings, sculpture, glasswork and pottery.
It is one of the largest private collections in Spain, and offers a wide tour through Catalan, Spanish and international art from the 12th to the 21st centuries.