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College of Architects of Catalonia, Picasso Wall

Placa Nova, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 01 50 00
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11 Jul 2017
“Stunning frescos ”
25 Jun 2017
“Public work of art”
Placa Nova, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
+34 933 01 50 00
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Stunning frescos not sure the building fits into such a gorgeous area. Worth a look and photo as you head towards the Barca sculpture and an area of lovely narrow streets over the reconstructed drawbridge next to the Barca artwork

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

It could easily be missed as it is by so many other sights and at the top of a building but it's great to see the work of such a celebrated artist in a public space.

Thank EJLH
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We happened to walk by this. Nice building if you happen to walk by. Not anything to plan a special trip for.

Thank I_See_the_World_Now
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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
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
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...More

Thank Loretta R
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
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Ettore A
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
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
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
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