Architecture, music and nature come together in this work by Gaudí. This is his oldest surviving civil building and the most outstanding features of its design include the tiles decorated with sunflowers, the bench-cum-balconies, and the stained-glass windows with musical motifs.
Last week the museum renewed some of the Goya prints on display with etchings from the series "Los Caprichos", "Los Desastres", "Tauromaquia" and "Los Disparates". It also contains paintings by the artist, and an important archaeological collection.
His name today is synonymous with graphic humour in Spain, and his cartoons are published every day in "El País". He is the most recent winner of the prestigious Quevedos Spanish-American Award for graphic humour, and in 2014 the Post Office published a collection of stamps with his drawings.
The combination of male and female genitalia was an effective weapon against spells and the evil eye. Its material –gold– further reinforced its protective properties. It is on display in the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
Classical music, jazz, a homage to Pau Casals... these are just a few of the attractions featured in this year's festival.
The National Drama Centre goes into action, this week with sessions adapted to people with disabilities.
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