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
Olé Languages caters to students with a range of ability and offers intensive and semi-intensive courses. Classes are small with a maximum of 8 students. The school also assists in finding accommodation for students. Courses Offered: Spanish Neighborhood: Sant Antoni Address: Avinguda de Mistral, 14, Local 6 08015 Barcelona Phone: +34 93 185 15 18 Website: www.olelanguages.com
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
Established in 1999, the Botanical garden of Barcelona is located at the top of Montjuïc, near the stadiums used in the 1992 Summer Olympics. The garden features plants and trees from places with Mediterranean climates including Australia, Chile, California, South Africa, the Canary Islands, and the western and eastern Mediterranean. For hours and entry details … Read more