WORKS OF ART IN THE STREETS OF MADRID AND BARCELONA

​​​​Madrid and Barcelona are famous for their monuments, nightlife and museums. If you wish to admire some works of art, you can either visit museums or discover some pieces of arts while walking through the streets.

But first of all, you should go to the Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation website and buy your tickets. Once you arrive to your destination, we recommend to walk across the Spanish streets and you will discover some fascinating works!




Barcelona

Dona i Ocell

 

Dona i Ocell - Photos from Wikipedia

If you visit Barcelona, you should see the piece of arts Dona i Ocell. It is a work of the catalan avant-garde artist Joan Miró. This colorful sculpture of 20 meters high is located in the Parc Joan Miró

In front of the museum of the Fundació Joan Miró, you can also find another sculpture of this artist.​


El Gato

 

El Gato - Photos from Wikipedia

The works of Botero can be admired in several Spanish cities, also in Barcelona. If you wish to see a sculpture of Botero in Barcelona, you should not miss El Gato. This sculpture represents a big cat with soft and rounded shapes and has become the emblem of the Rambla del Raval. If you are an art lover, you will like it!


The Port Olímpic

​Designed by the architects Oriol B​ohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech it is a must for all art lovers and it is a place, where many sculptures can be found. 


Las Cerillas

 

Las Cerillas - Photos from Wikipedia

This 20-meter-high piece of art was made at the end of the 1980s to celebrate Barcelona’s nomination for the 1992 Olympic Games. Claes Oldenburg, a pop-art icon, created it. You can find this giant matchstick in the Horta district.




Madrid

The former national telephone company

This building is located at the Gran Via in Madrid and often remains unnoticed at the first sight. But this building is an authentic piece of art, since it is one of the first skyscrapers that ever have been built! It was the highest skyscraper in Europe in 1930. Take a step back, look up and admire it!


Mujer con espejo

 

Mujer con espejo​ Photos from Wikipedia

The Mujer con espejo (Woman with a mirror) is located at the junction of the Plaza de Colón and the Calle de GénovaIt is a work of the Colombian artist Fernando Botero and made in 1994. The artist offered it to the city after an exhibition dedicated to him. 

What could be more pleasant than to touch this sculpture?! Do not hesitate, it's allowed!


Día y Noche 


Día y Noche - Photos from Wikipedia

Día y Noche (Day and Night) is the name of a sculpture of Antonio López. The artist was inspired the face of his granddaughter and the sculpture is located at the Atocha train station. Depending on which side the sculpture is admired, it can be seen with open eyes (representing the day) or with closed eyes (representing the night). 




As you can see, Spain seems to be a gigantic open-air museum, where many artistic styles come together. After visiting these cities and admiring their pieces of art, you have the possibility to relax when you are on the way back home. You just have to take a seat in a comfortable train of Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation and we will take care of the rest.



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