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Cute and whimsical crustacean

Seems to be a debate as to whether this is a lobster or a shrimp. There is a local crustacean they... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Jesse S
via mobile
So cute, childlike & fun welcome to Barcelona port area

This smiling shrimp isn't designed well, it looks like a larger version of a kid's plasticine or... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
BarbieMegaTraveller
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5 May 2018
“Cute and whimsical crustacean ”
28 Feb 2018
“So cute, childlike & fun welcome to Barcelona port area”
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

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....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 18 May 2018

If you are strolling along the Barcelona waterfront, you can see this sculpture. Take a photo and that's it

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Seems to be a debate as to whether this is a lobster or a shrimp. There is a local crustacean they call a “gambon” which looks a bit like a shrimp but with a tougher shell and pincers like you’d find on a crawfish. Regardless,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jesse S
Reviewed 28 April 2018

It's a lobster NOT a shrimp! I passed by it on my walk along Rambla de Mar. It made me laugh because it had such a big smile to which I thought...you're smiling now but when you get tossed in a pot of boiling water...it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This sculpture isn't the best design in the world, but it made us all smile as we walked along the port. Great to visit if you're in the area but don't go out of your way.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kerry P
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This smiling shrimp isn't designed well, it looks like a larger version of a kid's plasticine or playdo sculpture but it isn't supposed to be serious so enjoy it for what it is. It's a nice welcome to the port area, it's cute and makes...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Right on way from Via Laietana to the beach you can find this huge shrimp/lobster. It looks like he has fun and is always surrounded by People taking Selfies with him.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank verenasc
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I thought it was a lobster, bit I am no crustaceans specialist. If you happen to see it, look up. Not a main focus in Barcelona.

Date of experience: June 2017
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