“The World Begins With Every Kiss” Mural In Barcelona

Once again, we packed our bags for the sensual seaside city of Barcelona. On our agenda? An immersion to the city´s exquisite architecture, distinctive design, iconic markets, popular beaches, shops & inspiring galleries.

Early in the morning, we got wonderfully lost walking around the streets of the Gothic Quarter and El Born neighborhoods known for their street art. Concealed in a tiny square in the winding threads of the Old Town, the romantically-called mural immediately caught our attention.

From afar, the 26-foot tall mural shows two people passionately kissing. As you get closer, you realize that you are in front of a magnificent mosaic made of thousands of ceramic tiles.

This kiss was only meant to be a temporary exhibition. It was unveiled in 2014 for the 300th anniversary of the Fall of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession. Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta invited readers of El Periódico newspaper to send him pics of their moments of freedom. Ceramist Tony Cumella then printed 4000 of these personal images onto mosaics.

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