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Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso

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 […]

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Palau de la Virreina

La Virreina Centre de la Imatge

The baroque and rococo Palau de la Virreina was built between 1772 and 1778 by architect was 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 […]

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Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

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 […]

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Museu Frederic Marès Barcelona

Museu Frederic Marès

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 […]

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