Monument to Francesc Layret

Monument to Francesc Lairet

Located in Plaça Goya, in Barcelona’s Sant Antoni neighbourhood, Monument a Francesc Layret pays homage to a left-wing republican lawyer who was assassinated in 1920. The monument’s centrepiece is a bronze statue of a young woman holding a flaming torch which symbolizes the struggle for liberty. Behind her, at a slightly lower level, three stone…

La Carbonería – From Urbanistic Innovation To Graffiti Covered Squat

La Carbonería, Barcelona

In a city replete with stunning modernista architecture designed by renowned architects such as Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it may come as a surprise to find that one of Barcelona’s most photographed buildings is an abandoned squat whose most notable feature is a huge street art mural. The building in question is…