[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is a multidisciplinary institution in Raval hosting exhibitions, debates, festivals, concerts, films, courses and workshops. Architects Helio Piñón and Albert Viaplana remodeled the premises. The decoration of sgraffiti and majolica applications on the external façade date back to 1926-1929. Address: Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona Phone: 933 06 … Read more
The Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA) officially opened in 1943, led by it’s first director Agustí Duran i Sanpere. The museum preserves the heritage of Barcelona over the past 2,000 years. Excavations from the 1920’s uncovered streets, villas and amphorae of first century Roman Barcino. The remains can be viewed by entering via Casa Padellàs, a palace … Read more
Pablo Picasso was 13 when his family moved to from Barcelona from A Coruña in 1895. His father Ruiz took a position at the School of Fine Arts, where Pablo was admitted as a student. At age 16 Picasso was sent to Madrid’s prestigious Royal Academy of San Fernando. However, he stopped attending classes shortly after starting.
The baroque and rococo Palau de la Virreina was built between 1772 and 1778 by architect Carles Grau for Manuel d’Amat i de Junyent, Viceroy of Peru. Housed in the palace, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge displays works by some of Catalunya’s leading contemporary artists including Oriol Bohigas and Antoni Abad. Admission is free. … Read more
The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) resides in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, built for the International Exposition of 1929. Situated on Montjuïc at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, the museum overlooks the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, the twin Venetian Towers and Plaça d’Espanya. When it opened in 1934 as the Museu d’Art de Catalunya it … Read more
The Museu Frederic Marès is an art and sculpture museum, housed in the Royal Palace of the Counts of Barcelona, located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. The original courtyard garden is still intact and lies at the entrance. The museum is made up of the collections of Frederic Marès (1893-1991), which he donated … Read more