Horta de Sant Joan

Horta de Sant Joan

The church of Horta de Sant Joan

Horta de Sant Joan

Views over the landscape

Horta de Sant Joan

Medieval street

Horta de Sant Joan

Horta de Sant Joan is the birthplace of Manuel Pallares, friend and companion of Pablo Picasso who he met at the art school in Barcelona. After dropping out of the art school in Madrid, Picasso spent some time in Horta during his teens (1897–98) with Manuel. He is quoted as having said, “Everything I know I learned in Horta”. Picasso later returned to develop his Proto-Cubist style of painting (1909).

Sant Salvador d'Horta monastery

Sant Salvador d’Horta monastery at the foot of Santa Barbara Mountain.

Almond trees outside Horta de Sant Juan

Almond trees outside Horta de Sant Juan.