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). (See also: Picasso’s Barcelona)
The church of Horta de Sant Joan
Views over the landscape
By the Picasso museum.
Sant Salvador d’Horta monastery at the foot of Santa Barbara Mountain.
Almond trees outside Horta de Sant Juan.