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Climb out onto the rooftop terrace to walk amidst the 20 chimneys (notice the Trencadís mosaic designs made with broken glass and shards of glazed tile). Follow the link to find out more about Palau Guell!

Cimabue - also known as Bencivieni di Pepo or in modern Italian, Benvenuto di Giuseppe, was a Florentine painter and creator of mosaics. This work was titled Mary and Angels, ca.1280. Notice the heavy Byzantine influence in his work.

This is an Icon with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 1400–1500 Byzantine. It is painted wood with gold ground. These were principle objects of religious devotion in the last centuries of this time.This shows the Virgin presenting Christ to Simeon for the right of purfication at the temple. It has a Greek inscription, "The Purification".