Escultura La Gamba

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Escultura La Gamba
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Neighbourhood: Port Vell (Old Port)
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  • Barceloneta • 4 min walk
  • Jaume I • 6 min walk
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,405 contributions
Jan 2020
The installation of countless monuments to everyone and everything gradually flared up and now has taken on the character of an epidemic around the world. The monument to big shrimp was created by sculptor Javier Mariscal before the Olympics 92 in Barcelona in 1989. It served as an advertisement for a seafood restaurant. The games ended, the traffic dropped (and then it only grew non-stop). The restaurant had to close. The shrimp was removed with it. However, if the restaurant was not sorry, then the shrimp is already loved. Purchased by the city Council, the monument to lovers of shellfish and sea reptiles was installed again on the Avenue of Columbus. A rare case of a monument to the place.
Written 2 December 2020
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK3,894 contributions
Dec 2019
I love the piece of art. Amazing engineering. It looks like a lobster and I think it is. While your in that neighbourhood go.
Written 30 December 2019
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Simsim7
Norway573 contributions
Feb 2019
I liked this sculpture better than the one behind it. It's a fun one and it looks really happy for some reason.
Written 18 November 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK153,827 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Escultura La Grambinus is a fun little sculpture on the northern end of Passeig de Colom, in the Port Vell area of Barcelona. It's a giant lobster and that's about all anyone can say.

Fun, but don't go out of the way to see it.
Written 16 July 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia39,006 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Escultura La Gamba is a different kind of sculpture. It was originally meant to be a landmark for a seafood restaurant! However after the restaurant went out of business, the local council acquired the sculpture and, here it is! It's in a prominent spot where it can be easily seen. Go, take a few snaps, and continue on your way.
Written 21 May 2019
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Rabih SOUAID
Beirut, Lebanon2,212 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
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Visit Duration: 10 minutes
Location: Port Vell

La Gamba or Gambrinus is a Mariscal artwork presenting a crayfish. It was inaugurated in 1989, when Moll de la Fusta (In Port Vell area) was invaded by restaurants due to the Olympic Games.

This Giant prawn was located on top of an existing restaurant. It was a creative way to locate the restaurant since a strict ban existed on on putting signs at the top of restaurants.
After ten years from the Olympics, the council didn't renew the licence to the restaurants and then this monument was removed before being restaured in 2004 and becoming one of the city's landmarks.

Many of these establishments (including the Gambrinus itself) closed forever but in 2004 the City Council acquired and restored this prawn with lobster legs.
Written 19 April 2019
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dclemets
New York City, NY22 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
This sculpture is right on the marina and the perfect starting point for a nice 15 minute stroll to the beach. I would recommend going in the morning before vendors overwhelm the area.
Written 17 April 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK610,803 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
While walking along the fantastic Passieg De Colom you cannot fail to see this amazing lobster,it's a wonderful looking crustacean that besides being a great landmark also offers great photographic opportunities.
Barcelona is packed with some amazing statues and monuments but this stuck in my mind the most ,not only did it stop me in my tracks it also made me laugh,it's cool and fits in perfectly with the port and marina area.
Easy to locate on Passeig De Colom.
Written 12 October 2018
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson17,288 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
A restaurant requested this art piece to promote their seafood menu. Times change, the restaurant went out of business. The Barcelona City Council became enamored with this cartoon-ish creation and bought the super-sized crustacean.

Today, it resides on Passaige de Colon's walkway by the marina/harbor. It is really hard to miss (actually, it is impossible to miss) it if your eyes are open.

As the saying goes: "art is in the eye of the beholder."
Written 30 September 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We did a drive past and a walk past. On TA its described as the Smiling Shrimp; our tour guide called it a lobster. It could be a hybrid of either species. Quirky sculpture and great for photos if you have children accompanying.
Written 30 May 2018
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