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Barcelona tours - The Barcelona avant-garde: Picasso, Miró, Dalí­

Overview

Following his role in the purchase of 200,000 ants for Buñuel's deranged short film, Un chien andalou, in 1930 Dalí­ gave a bizarre anti-speech at the conservative Catalanist cultural elite's down-town Barcelona club in which he described paranoia as a method, the surrealism as a revolution in the moral order, and a playwright ex-president as a monstrous pig, a pederast, an immense putrefied hairyness.

This walk introduces you to artistic Barcelona in the 30-odd years that it took to deteriorate from the relative calm of the mid-1890s to the break down of society in the pre-war period. You'll see (and in some cases enter) artists' homes, schools, galleries and drinking holes, and you'll get to understand some of the context in which they got up to such extraordinarily weird shit.

Itinerary

Coming soon! Try the introduction.

Details

Grade easy
Base Barcelona (Meeting point information here, where relevant - make sure you have the right one!)
Location tags Barcelona, Barrio Gótico, Born, Catalonia, Gothic Quarter,
Theme tags architecture, art, gastronomy, history, literature,
Your guide(s) Mr Baldie
Walking distance 3.50 km / 2.17 miles
Walking time 1.75 hr
Total return travel time from base to walk 0 hr
Total time from "hello" to "goodbye" 2.01 hr

Photos

Coming soon! Please try the overview or itinerary for pictures.

Comments

  1. [...] just wondered whether this walk was an anti-tour. Um, not according to Daniel Kalder, aka the first international congress of [...]

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