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Passeig Maritim Barceloneta, 53, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a sculpture of a fish, nothing too special. If you pass it, it is nice to see but I wouldn’t go out of your way to visit it.

Thank 590olliej
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Walking down to the beach, you can't miss the landmark of the Goldfish sculpture. In the bright sun the scales will be glinting. There are lots of bars and restaurants nearby

Thank BagpussMidlands
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Located at the north end of the beachside promenade, it’s a good starting point off the Metro (a couple of blocks away) to start a 2-mile stroll along the beach. Neat landmark for your pics, especially when the afternoon sun reflects off it.

Thank TicoLee
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

It is what it is. No need do anything except appreciate and enjoy. Walking down to Port Olympic every morning it would be as gold as gold gets. Walking home that afternoon, it would be different, but still interesting.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We spend the day at the beach and saw this structure on the way. I had no idea what it was meant to be until i saw it on TripAdvisor. It was huge and looked impressive, even more so when the sun was setting.

1  Thank Pandamedic
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This interesting and curiously constructed work of art is mounted on the beach and facing out to sea in this now affluent area of Barcelona. Commissioned for the '92 Olympics, the designer, Gehry, must have had a twinge of nervousness at the prospect of competing...More

Thank Ingleborough1359
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The Gold Fish Sculpture El PEIX From Frank Gehry A Work of a Genius ! Love letters to Barcelona... Few years back I went to AGO in Toronto. That was my first vis-a-vis encounter with Frank’s Architectural works. On my Review for that work I...More

Thank acasasnovasg
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This a large piece of artwork measuring 56m in length and 35m in height. It is a metal structure covered in gilded stainless steel strips. The sculpture looks good at night with lighting but is at its best in sunlight when the suns rays are...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 29 April 2018

You can see this amazing structure from many places but it is an especially cool piece of art seen from the Hotel Arts! When the sun is shining on it, it looks golden :)

Thank caroncolleen
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This shining goldfish is located amongst the forecourt of the casino, so close up (see pic) it's not that impressive but seeing it across the beach (see pics) it looks fantastic.

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