Homage to the Blanquerna School

A bronze statue of 2 children, a girl who is reading a book and a young boy playing.

Homenaje a la Mutua Escolar Blanquerna

This large bronze statue of two children is the work of Catalan artist Núria Tortras. The statue, which portrays a girl reading and a boy playing, is located on the pavement opposite Plaça de Blanquerna and was inaugurated in 1998.

The Blanquerna School (Mutua Escolar Blanquerna) was founded in 1923 and used the then revolutionary educational techniques of Maria Montessori. Montessori’s progressive teaching methods were based on values such as respect, responsibility, liberty and environment. The school fell foul of Franco’s regime and was forced to close in 1939.

Close up photo of the Blanquerna School statue in Barcelona.

Homage to the Blanquerna school

Location

Carrer del Portal de Santa Madrona 30, Barcelona

How to get there

The statue is near to the Drassanes metro stop (green line L3)

Other Attractions Nearby

The Maritime Museum
The Columbus Monument
Las Ramblas
Barcelona Wax Museum
Palau Güell

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