With the hope of sharing the privilege of living in the Antiga Biblioteca Almirall, we open the doors to this unique building and property as the scene for your special event or celebration.

If you are looking for an elegant, intimate and different place to organize a corporate meeting, celebrate a family event or what will be the most important day of your life, this is probably the right place.

Martha Eugenia Ruiz
Your host

The Space

Elegance and ecletisism

The building of the library is an emblematic construction from the beginning of the 20th century. The style is eclectic and it is located close to the top of the mountain of Tibidabo and only about 20 minutes from the centre of Barcelona. Its impressive façade presided by the Greek goddess Athena is surprising and the symbolism on the four walls inside the library arouses the curiosity of guests’ and visitors.

Sobriety and discretion

The reading room is an elegant, light and open space. There is a beautiful sculptured fireplace and a grand piano which perfectly matches the fantastic acoustics of the room. The library is surrounded by an ample garden and modern terraces which connects to the older building in an exquisite way.


Social conscious and forward-thinking spirit

The history of the building is linked to the life of Valenti Almirall (1841-1904), one of Catalonia's most important characters during the second half of the 19th century. In addition to be an author, a politician and a lawyer he was also an avid excursionist. His live is full of histories and anecdotes linked to this place and being here, it is easy to imagine the entrepreneurial and forward-thinking spirit of this man of the Renaixença.

The Surroundings

The location is the true delight of this place

With spectacular views, the building is surrounded by a garden and a forest with pines and holm oaks. From the swimming pool one can see some of the best sunsets in Barcelona with the skyline of Montserrat on one side and the lighted Temple of Tibidabo on the other. The symbiosis of culture, history and nature on this privileged mountain top, makes the place a unique venue to organize or celebrate special occasions.


Unique and personalized service

We put all our efforts and enthusiasm in making your dreams and whishes come true. We care about the smallest details and offer you a personalized and direct attention. We go with you through the preparatory process with professionalism in order to achieve the excellence and quality that the occasion deserves.

Feel like at home

We are not a conventional venue, a hotel or a restaurant. We are a unique private house, idilically located on the top of Tibidabo that opens its doors to invite you and your guest to enjoy it while celebrating a special occasions and events.


Our Story

We are Martha (from Colombia) and Øyvin (from Norway). We are entrepreneurs, adventurists and partners in projects and in life. We discovered “Biblioteca Almirall” while we were searching for a location for a cultural project. We fell in love with this place and decided to live here. Here we have raised our 4 children. And here we have dreamed up and planned many projects amongst them our family-tour around the world. Now, after returning to Barcelona after 4 years abroad and with the children away for studies and work, it is our wish to share with others this privileged location.

Get in touch today

Antiga Biblioteca Almirall
Cami de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo 43
08035 Barcelona

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(+34) 932120948
(+34) 609789885