Espai de gats: Barcelona’s first cat-cafe

Espai de gats: Barcelona's first cat-cafe

Cat lovers and fans have a special place in Barcelona: Espai de gats. It has the well-deserved title of being the first space dedicated to kittens in the city. So if you want to adopt a kitten or just spend some time between loud cat purrs, you should approach the Espai de gats.

Located at Carrer de Terol, 29 in Vila de Gracia, its administrators recommend that the best thing to do before visiting is to make an appointment through their email catcafe@espaidegats.com. In addition, their rules state that children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Espai de gats: to drink coffee with cats

When you go to the Espai de gats you will have several options, but the main thing is that this is a space dedicated especially to cats and their welfare. Accompanied by lots of purring, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, listen to music and read.

You can also try one of the delicious vegan cakes offered on site, but you should know that it is forbidden to give it to kittens. Even if they approach you with curiosity and show a desire to taste what you eat, you should not share it with them.

Adopt a cat

If you are looking to adopt a cat, you have come to the perfect place: Espai de gats’ raison d’être is to find a home for kittens. According to what they say on their website, the main objective of this place is that the cats that are in the place temporarily find their definitive home.

They also note that all kittens available for adoption are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations and have a registered microchip. So if you have fallen in love with a cat that is in Espai de gats, you can take it home.

The issue of responsible adoption is very important in Espai de gats: before giving a kitten for adoption, the applicant family is interviewed, a contract is made and there will be a follow-up after the adoption.

Understanding cats

Another of the activities that can be done in the Espai de gats is to participate in the events that are held periodically to learn about cats, adoption and other related topics.

For example, a cat first aid workshop is planned for the end of September. The curriculum includes learning how to move an injured cat, how to recognize cardiorespiratory arrest and when to induce vomiting in a cat.

The Espai de gats also has a store where you can buy cat accessories and objects alluding to the cat passion that unites all those who choose to enjoy this space.

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