Brassaï (the pseudonym of Gyula Halász, 1899-1984) was a Hungarian-French photographer who settled in Paris in 1924. He trained as an artist and began as a serious photographer in 1929. He is most famous for his photographs of night-time scenes in the Montparnasse district of Paris during the 1930s. The Brassaï retrospective exhibition at Fundación […]
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Torre Salvana Torre Salvana is an abandoned castle located near the entrance to Colònia Güell, about 23km south-west of Barcelona. Architecturally, it is Romanesque with Gothic modifications. It was named a Cultural Heritage Site in 1988. The first historical reference dates back to 992 when Counts Ramón and Ermengol sold the property to Ènnec Bofill. At that […]
Institit Barraquer The architect of this Art Deco building is Joaquim Lloret i Homs, who made his best known work in the years 1934-1939. Professor Ignacio Barraquer, a lover Egyptian art, chose the Udjat Eye as the emblem of the Barraquer Clinic. Cotton House Hotel The Cotton House Hotel is housed in a listed landmark […]
Barcelona has a vibrant graffiti and street art scene. Doors, walls and shutters have become canvases, creating a massive open gallery throughout the city.