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El Beso De Joan Fontcuberta

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El Beso, "The Kiss." Located in the alley opposite the cathedral in the old town of Barcelona. #网红打卡点 This kissing wall was built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the fall of Catalonia in the Spanish War of Succession on September 11, 1714. Photographer Joan Foncaverta JOAN FONCUBERTA collaborated with Catalan newspaper to create a mural with photos provided by readers. There are 4,000 tiles in this wall, distributed in 50 rows, with 80 tiles in each row. Together they form the image of kissing lips. It was installed in the private garden of nearby Isidre Nonell. Although in principle it should be a short-lived exhibit, the city council decided to keep it here forever. The mural was opened on July 3, 2014 by the mayor of Barcelona Xavier Trias.

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  • GK C
    GK C
    Ellicott City, Maryland, USA
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    Find It!

    Don't go all the way to Barcelona and not find "The Kiss" mural. It is really cool! As you get very close to it, you see that the mural is comprised of thousands of small pictures of couples. If yo...

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  • FastEddie29
    FastEddie29
    Grand Haven
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    Hidden beauty

    Beautiful mosaic with a wonderful meaning. Tucked away in a small courtyard. Definitely worth the walk to take a look and a photo.

    Reviewed on /Date(1578615160000+0800)/
  • doppelganger_et
    doppelganger_et
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    Bumped into it..

    Strolling around, taking photos of graffiti and street art, in the hidden corners of Barcelona, I bumped into this great work of art. As I found out, it was a compilation of 4000 pictures of citizens,...

    Reviewed on /Date(1559113850000+0800)/
  • Neztp
    Neztp
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    Secret

    El Món Neix en Cada Besada (The World Begins With Every Kiss). Approaching the kiss of freedom mural in Plaça d’Isidre Nonell you’d be forgiven for assuming that it’s a large graffiti. As you get clos...

    Reviewed on /Date(1556102105000+0800)/
  • jordanellie41
    jordanellie41
    Bolton, United Kingdom
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    STUNNING MOSAIC

    This mosaic tells the story of two lips kissing celebrating Barcelona's freedom in the 18th century. The mosaic is around 6ft x 12ft and made up of hundreds of little 2 inch tiles incorporating photos...

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