The Opera Coffee and the most traveled walkway of the world (Las Ramblas), where it is located, were built at
the same time.
The expansion of the medieval city of Barcelona, implied on the one hand the demolition of the second wall and on the other the construction of the Ramblas. Little by little, and thanks to the fact that this route was evolving with the plantation of trees, street lamps and the arrival of the bourgeoisie and the convents, it became a glamorous walkway.
The Opera Coffee was inaugurated at the end of the eighteenth century as the Tasca-hostel,
the departure point of the carriages to towns in the region and other cities such as Zaragoza, Madrid, etc. Many years later, it transformed into a
And years later it changed again to become a café-restaurant and meeting point of the aristocracy and high bourgeoisie of Barcelona.
With the phenomenon of modernism, the cafe undertook a great reform of style to follow what was the new trend in architecture and decoration. Since then, it has never closed, and there passed from kings to politicians, intellectuals, writers, bohemians, musicians, singers, painters and hundreds and hundreds of anonymous characters from all over the world.