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.
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
Barcelona Wax Museum