ou will find the restaurant Mariscco Reial (previously Taxidermista) right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, in Plaza Real, in a “Renaissance” building dating back to 1850. It was once home to the Gran Café Español and later the Pedagogical Museum of Natural Sciences and taxidermy workshop
A place frequented by notable characters in the world art and culture such as Joan Miró, Ava Gardner, Mario Cabre, who dissected a bull’s head whilst toasting Ava Gardner, and Salvador Dalí. This is where Dalí dissected a tiger, and bought ants for his paintings. He once commissioned the dissection of a rhino, perhaps as inspiration for his painting “Rhino dressed in Lace,” 1956.