A visit to the famed La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. This is considered to be Anotonio Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, a grand cathedral still under construction. This is truly one of the most wonderful pieces of architecture I have ever visited.
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Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Dedication by Pope
People will finally be able to worship in La Sagrada Familia, Antonio Gaudi’s beautiful church in Barcelona, after the Pope dedicates it this Sunday. The church has been under construction for 128 years, and will require many more years before completion.
The Barcelona Picasso Museum was donated to the city of Barcelona by the artist. He trained as an artist here, and what he experienced here opened him up for him the path that he followed in the modern art world.
The museum has a collection of works by Picasso from between 1895 and 1904, the years in which the he lived in Barcelona.
The Picasso Museum occupies five medieval palaces: Aguilar, Baró de Castellet, Meca, Casa Mauri, and Palau Finestres, which have been restored various times throughout the centuries.
Located in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona. Taking a cab is the best way to get here.
Address: C Montcada, 15*23
Phone: 933 196 310
Fax: 933 150 102
Museu Fundació Joan Miró
This wonderful museum displays more than 150 works by the noted surrealist/abstractionist, Joan Miró, including paintings and sculptures. The museum is itself a work of art and stands on a hill overlooking Barcelona, surrounded by beautiful views of the city.
Miró’s works stand alongside those of his contemporaries and friends like Calder, Moore, and Max Ernst. The foundation also features temporary exhibitions and concerts.
This museum is a must for those who love abstract art!
Location: Avinguda Miramar 71, Parc de Montjuïc
Phone: +(34) 93 329-1908
Fax: +(34) 93 329-8609
Open Tues,Wed,Fri,Sat – 10am-7pm
Thurs – 10am-9:30pm
Sun – 10am-2:30pm
Entrance adults: € 7.20 reduced rate: € 3.90
Museu Nacional D’Art De Catalunya
High above Barcelona in Parc Montjuic is the Palau Nacional de Montjuic, home to the Museu Nacional D’Art De Catalunya, and filled with 19th and 20th century artworks.
This elegant palace is home to a permanent collection of Romanesque art, Catalunyan Gothic art, European masters collections including the renaissance and the baroque periods. Modernisme, Noucentisme, Avant-Garde and more are to be found here.
Temporary exhibits of paintings, coins, sculpture, photography and more come and go, supplementing the extensive collection of art in the palace.
Take the time and spend a day on Montjuic exploring the world of art in Catalunya.
Open: Daily except Mondays. 10 am til 2:30 pm Sundays. 10 am to 7 pm other days.
Phone:936 220 360