A weekend walk in Barcelona30, Exploring Montjuic1

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The hill of Montjuic rises almost 213 meter above the commercial port on the south side of the city. There are many ways to get to the summit, including gondolas and funiculaires.Montjuic is a wonderful spot to spend a day strolling around the many gardens, museums and galleries with majestic views of the city; the area is home to various 1992 Olympic game venues such as Calatrava’s Olumpic needle on the landward side, the enormous cemetery and lighthouse can be found on the other side…

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A weekend walk in Barcelona30, Exploring Montjuic1

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  2. 2. The hill of Montjuic rises almost 213 meter above the commercial port on the south side of the city. There are many ways to get to the summit, including gondolas and funiculaires. Montjuic is a wonderful spot to spend a day strolling around the many gardens, museums and galleries with majestic views of the city; the area is home to various 1992 Olympic game venues such as Calatrava’s Olumpic needle on the landward side, the enormous cemetery and lighthouse can be found on the other side…
  3. 3. The Montjuïc Telefónica Communications Tower, popularly known as Torre Calatrava is a telecommunication tower designed by Santiago Calatrava. Construction on the tower began in 1989 and was completed in 1992.
  4. 4. The white tower was built for Telefónica to transmit television coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics Games in Barcelona. The 136 m (446 ft) tower located in the Olympic park represents an athlete holding the Olympic Flame. The base is covered with trencadís, Gaudí's mosaic technique created from broken tile shards. Because of the tower's orientation, it works also as a giant sundial, which uses the Europa square to indicate the hour.
  5. 5. To Carmen Amaya by Josep Cañas (1966), in homage to this Barcelonan Flamenco dancer
  6. 6. Charlot by Núria Tortras (1972), with Charlie Chaplin on a world globe
  7. 7. The Clown (El Pallasso) by Joaquim Ros i Sabaté (1972), which reproduces the character of Charlie Rivel raising his famous chair; Four Wings at the Fundació Miró Alexander Calder 1972
  8. 8. To Joaquim Blume by Nicolau Ortiz (1966), where a gymnast does exercises on the rings with the Olympic rings in the background. Joaquim Blume Spanish gymnastics champion at 15 competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics of Helsinki with only 19 years. He went to win eight medals in the 1955 Mediterranean Games and in 1957 he won the European Championship, defeating favourite Yuri Titov. He was also a favourite in the 1960 Summer Olympics, but he died in a plane crash at the Valdemeca mountains, in Cuenca, on April 29, 1959.
  9. 9. Steps leading up to the upper part of Montjüic "Marc," colorful sculpture which the painter Robert Llimós dedicated to the memory of his son Marc, who died in a car accident. Located at the Port Olympic Park
  10. 10. La puntaire, Josep Viladomat
  11. 11. La puntaire (the embroiderer), Josep Viladomat, 1972
  12. 12. Josep Viladomat i Massanas (1899 - 1989) was a Spanish sculptor, younger brother of Joan Viladomat i Massanas (1885- 1940), famous composer of over 700 titles which include the famous tango "Fumando Espero“ La puntaire (the embroiderer), Josep Viladomat, 1972
  13. 13. Tors de l'Estiu (Torso of Summer ) by Aristides Maillol Maillol (1861-1944) spoke Catalan, wore traditional espadrilles, a sash and a barretina (the traditional Catalan cap), he danced sardanes and he openly proclaimed his Catalan identity: “I consider Catalonia my true homeland”.
  14. 14. Tors de l'Estiu (Torso of Summer) by Aristides Maillol, 1911
  15. 15. The Palauet Albéniz, Joan Maragall Gardens The name of the palace was given in the 1930s in honour of the great Catalan musician Isaac Albéniz
  16. 16. The Palauet Albéniz was built as a resting place for Spain's royal family, within the grounds of the Barcelona International Exhibition of 1929. It was constructed in 1928 by the architects Joan Moya and César Martinell for the International Exhibition which was to be held the following year.
  17. 17. The Joan Maragall gardens also have 32 sculptures, all from different periods and each one sculpted by a different artist, some of them of very high quality. Jardins de Joan Maragall Susana en el baño (1896) Theophile Eugène
  18. 18. Serena by Pilar Francesch Ventalló (1970)
  19. 19. Dona ajaguda, Mujer acostada (1970), de Enric Monjo
  20. 20. Joan Maragall gardens is home to a variety of Mediterranean and exotic plants and was designed by the French landscape artist Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier. It contains beautiful outdoor sculptures and
  21. 21. The neo- classical royal pavilion, known as the Palacete Albéniz is located on the mountain of Montjuïc, just behind the National Palace, inside the Joan Maragall gardens. It was built for the 1929 Universal Exhibition to house the Spanish Royal Family during the event.
  22. 22. Sculptures in gardens of Palauet Albéniz. Dona amb nena. Author Lluïsa Granero (1970)
  23. 23. Dona amb nena. Author Lluïsa Granero (1970)
  24. 24. Sculptures in gardens of Palauet Albéniz. Dona amb nen. Author Lluïsa Granero (1970) Dona amb nena
  25. 25. Sculptures in gardens of Palauet Albéniz. Dones a la cascada Sculptor Eulàlia Fàbregas de Sentmenat (1970)
  26. 26. Palacete Albéniz Sculptures in gardens of Palauet Albéniz. Dones a la cascada Sculptor Eulàlia Fàbregas de Sentmenat (1970)
  27. 27. Diana de Gàbies by Josep Miret i Llopart Copy of the Artemis of Gabii located in Louvre
  28. 28. Companya de Diana Sculptor Josep Miret i Llopart. (1970)
  29. 29. The Royal Pavilion built for The 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, now known as Albéniz Palace, housed the representatives of the Spanish Royal House. Located close to the Stadium, surrounded by spacious gardens, it was designed by Juan Moya in a baroque style inspired by the 18th-century French courts. The interior decoration is in the Empire style, most notably the tapestries designed by Francisco Goya and a room of mirrors copied from Versailles. Extended in 1970 and decorated by Salvador Dalí paintings, it is currently used in certain ceremonies and public acts.
  30. 30. The two sculpted lions which can be seen at the entrance to the small palace come from the Palace of Pedralbes.
  31. 31. Salón de recepciones Palauet Albéniz The Palauet Albéniz was built as a resting place for Spain's royal family, within the grounds of the Barcelona International Exhibition of 1929. It was constructed in 1928 by the architects Joan Moya and César Martinell for the International Exhibition which was to be held the following year.
  32. 32. Salón de los Tapices the collection of tapestries in the Goya Hall
  33. 33. However, since another residence of the Royal Family was also the brand new Pedralbes Royal Palace, the Albéniz Palace was later used to accommodate many other monarchs and royal personages. Today, it is home to various famous personalities, but it also remains the official residence of Their Majesties during their visits to Barcelona.
  34. 34. Grupo en cerámica policroma de Alcora Cerámica de Alcora
  35. 35. In the 1970s, the palace was renovated and its interior was enriched with the works of Salvador Dalí.
  36. 36. Dona ajaguda (Mujer acostada) (1950), de Joan Rebull
  37. 37. Cèrvols (Frederic Marès). Jardins Joan Maragall
  38. 38. Text and pictures: Internet Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Fumando Espero (composed by J. Viladomat and Felix Garzó in 1922)

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