Here we present some works of the great Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Ruiz Picasso exhibited in some museums that we visited in New York. Specifically, in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET). Continue reading “Pablo Picasso in New York”
During our stay in Lisbon, Portugal, Praça Figueira or Plaza de la Higuera was one of the places we passed daily, as we traveled by bus to the historic city center. Therefore, it was necessary to make a short visit of this square.
Of architectural Mannerist and Baroque elements, the Church of the Holy Cross was erected in the 17th century by order of Jerónimo Portilo, founder of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross. Continue reading “Church of the Holy Cross – Braga, Portugal”
On April 1, 2011, the “Vila Nova de Gaia” Cable Car in Portugal, built expressly for tourist purposes opened to the public. Continue reading “Cable Car of “Vila Nova de Gaia”, Portugal”
The Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra pays tribute through his mural painting to two great men of humanity, Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Mahatma Gandhi.
The “Capela de Nossa Senhora da Conceição” in Braga, Portugal, is better known as the Coimbra Chapel, because it is integrated into the small palace known as “Casa Dos Coimbras”. Continue reading “The Coimbra Chapel – Braga, Portugal”
The needs that arose from a growing city and the plans to extend the “Avenida da Liberidade”, the City of Braga (Portugal) took control of the abandoned “Convent dos Remédios” to develop a urban project that included the construction of a new theater. Work on the construction of the Circus Theater began in 1911, in order to revive the arts in the city. Continue reading “Circus Theater – Braga, Portugal”
During medieval times, the popular meeting point in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) was known as the “Forum”, a place where the town crier announced news of the municipality and the Archbishopric. The place later became the mercantile center of the city earning itself the name of “Plaza do Campo”. Continue reading ““Plaza de Cervantes” – Santiago de Compostela, Spain”
The “Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Loreto”, better known as the “Church of the Italians” because the community of immigrant merchants, mainly from Venice and Genoa, which commissioned its construction from Fillipo Terzi, architect and engineer from Bologna, Italy. Continue reading “Church of Our Lady of Loreto – Lisbon, Portugal”
Walking down along side the “Iglesia do Hospital de São Marcos” on the the “Rua de São Bentinho” in Braga, Portugal, we find a small chapel with the name of “São Bentinho do Hospital” or “São Bento”. It dates back to the 18th century and its style is Baroque and Neoclassical. Continue reading ““São Bentinho do Hospital” – Braga, Portugal”