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College of Architects of Catalonia, Picasso Wall

Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Very fine Picasso friezes

When visiting the Cathedral next to this building you should not miss the very fine friezes by Picasso.

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Gunnar G
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is the headquarter of the architects in barcelona but for everybody they have open a shop and a library, wonderful both. And I recommend the architecture too.

Thank Dulce X
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

When visiting the Cathedral next to this building you should not miss the very fine friezes by Picasso.

Thank Gunnar G
Hermosa Beach, California
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

While not a standalone destination, this wall adds to the historical richness of its location. Facing the Barcelona Cathedral, as well as the gateway of the Roman Fort structure, icons of major historical periods all come together. For this alone, I think a long pause here is well worth anyone’s time. The Picasso Wall is also a good spot to... More 

Thank Loretta R
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We saw this while exploring the Barri Gotico. It's great public art, but by no means a destination stop. If you are in the area you'll probably come across it even if you don't intend to. If you're not, you can skip it.

Thank RYYS
Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a very nice (and free) opportunity to see a Picasso. The story behind this is also interesting, it was an statement against the dictatorship - and some say it was only put on the wall because Picasso was angry that Mirò made and exposition on this theme, and on his view he didn't deserve all that attention; so... More 

Thank Ettore A
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Picasso provided the design for the side of the College of Architecture building. It was an anti-Franco statement. It is interesting to see.

Thank Diane K
Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Spend a few minutes reading the history to appreciate what you're seeing. Not many places can boast a large Picasso in a public space. Check out the gift shop as well, focusing on local architects and other design-oriented unique gifts.

Thank miamiflor
Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

The building is located on the Cathedral square just across from the main northern Roman gate to Barcino. However the best feature to the building is the public Picasso painted on the exterior celebrating Catalan culture including its on dance as well celebrate human pyramids. Wonderful to see when walking around the Cathedral.

Thank Grover R
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

The College of Architects of Catalonia, Picasso Wall is located in the Barri Gotic. It has pretty drawings by Picasso on the outside of the wall. Interesting!

Thank Ibadanboy

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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