History of Photography in Spain at the Círculo de Bellas Artes

Seminaristas_1From the 17th November until the 8th January, the Círculo de Bellas Artes will be holding a fascinating exhibition which charts the history of photography in Spain from 1839 until the 21st Century. It consists of 400 photographs, collected from over 100 national and international archives, which attempt to show the social and technological developments of the country over this period.

The Círculo de Bellas Ares has dedicated 4 rooms to the exhibition, each focusing on different periods: Sala Minerva, from the start of the Carlist wars (19th century); the Sala Goya, from the start of the 20th century up to the beginning of the Civil war; Sala Picasso, from the start of the Dictatorship until Democracy and the Sala Juana Mordó which displays a selection of photos from the earliest cameras to the latest digital cameras – over 30 of these early cameras will be on view.

If you decide to go, can I suggest that you have a cup of coffee in the beautiful Salón La Pecera.

Opening Times

Tues-Sat: 5pm-9pm
Sat and Sun: 11am-2pm
Entry Price
1 Euro

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