It’s not every day (I hope) that you have the opportunity to visit a prison. Usually, you have more chance to discover the carceral universe watching movies, but visit one in real life is an unusual experience.
Actually, it is one of the most original visits that you can do in Barcelona. If you want to avoid the super crowded touristic city center, you won’t be disapointed by the prison.
Since summer 2017, the entrance court, the Panopticon tower, the cells, and the 4th and 5th galleries are opened to the public. Built between 1881 and 1904, this prison is a symbol of Spain’s political repression. La Modelo hosted over 1,000 executions during the Franco Era.
While shooting the architecture of the building and catching the special atosmosphere, I felt like a prisonner during a couple of hours.
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Inside the prison
The core of the prison
Built on a Panopticon model
Big mirror in the exterior patio
Playing with reflections
Some neighbours have a very uncommon view
One of the 6 Galleries
The rooms – 8 people could fit inside
The visiting Room
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