Monuments/ Statues in Barcelona

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  • rubydiamond21
    Nottingham, UK61 contributions
    Amazing house with jaw dropping architecture in the beautiful neighbourhood of Gracia. We loved our visit and the audio guide really enhanced our visit.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Chung1234
    Singapore300 contributions
    Nice place for some Instagram photos. You can also visit the Park Ciutadella opposite.

    Easily accessible on the red line L1.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia22,439 contributions
    The statue of Columbus symbolically completes the Rambla walk. However, I always do this after 9 PM, so I never visited the observation deck inside the column. Why does Columbus stand in Barcelona? Because his two remaining caravels, Pinta and Niña, returned to Spain in Barcelona, landing in Lisbon on the way. The monument itself was opened in 1888 in honor of the upcoming 400th anniversary of the discovery of America. Spain, which had already lost almost all the colonies in Latin America except Cuba, invited king Umberto I of Italy (the birthplace of Columbus) and President Cleveland of the United States to the celebration. 10 years after the short-lived war, the United States will take Cuba from Spain. The 7-meter-high Columbus by sculptor Raphael Atche points to the sea with the index finger of his right hand. However, the finger points not to America (it is behind), not to his native Genoa (it is on the left), but to Majorca. The message can be understood as follows: take the nearest ferry and after Barcelona to the Balearic Islands. What about Costa Brava and Costa Dorada, Columbus, eh?
    Written 5 December 2020
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  • ldgp14
    Walsall, UK2,545 contributions
    Cascada Monumental is definitely worth a visit on your trip to Barcelona situated in a nice park which is relatively quiet. It is a brilliant place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre which is only a 15-20 min walk away.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Jana C
    Prague, Czech Republic4,446 contributions
    You can find this fat cat not far from La Rambla, it is by a famous Colombian artist who has his work all over the world.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • sling5
    Singapore, Singapore31 contributions
    Very good guide and well scheduled, high recommended as it is an early trip so there is not much tourists in the church . The guide recommended us to go a short walk to the cross and it is a beautiful walk with great view and photo point
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • Simsim7
    Norway573 contributions
    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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  • Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴
    Kolios, Greece5,181 contributions
    Interesting scultpture showing a Giraffe in an flirty pose, located at the start of the Rambla street, worth a look while talking a walk in the area. There is also a second one at the other end of the Rambla street.
    Written 5 September 2019
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  • Sam
    Nuremberg, Germany11,265 contributions
    Very interesting 3D statue next in El Born quarter. I was intrigued by it for a few seconds. Nice spot to take a quick picture
    Written 29 June 2021
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK154,252 contributions
    This monument stands in tribute to Frederic Soler, a Spanish and Catalan poet and playwright who wrote primarily in Catalan. This beautiful monument to Frederic Soler is located in front of the Teater Principal in Plaça del Teatre, near the southern end of La Rambla.

    This monument features a larger than life statue of Soler seated throne like with his crossed legs, facing to his right with an expression of deep thought. The pedestal is more elaborate than is usual and looks a little like an architectural column and richly decorated with floral motifs of leafs. The pedestal is also inscribed with the words "Homenatge a Frederic Soler i Hubert "Serafi Pitarra" (1839-1895).
    Written 16 July 2019
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL15,236 contributions
    I kind of took up the challenge to find as many fountains as possible. Many were very plain but some like Canaletes and portaferrissa have character and great design. This is another fountain. Also it is just off Porta de l'Angel and the major shopping in the Gothic Quarter. Again it takes no time to visit and it is a great piece of cultural artwork for the city.
    Written 24 July 2017
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  • Simsim7
    Norway573 contributions
    I saw this while running through the park one morning. There are several other statues in the park as well, but I would say this is the main one.
    Written 18 November 2019
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  • Brendon P
    Perth, Australia352 contributions
    Nice statue to look at that is in the middle of a big intersection. Best to view on a fine day to get a good photo.
    Written 2 December 2019
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,571 contributions
    This is a very large monument that stands to one side of the Plaza de Cataluna. It's in honor of Francesc Macià, who was the first President of Catalonia (in the 1930's). I didn't completely understand the symbolism, but apparently the unfinished staircase represents the ongoing history of the region. The monument is impressive; probably not worth a special trip but as Plaza de Cataluna is so central to tourism in Barcelona, you are likely to run across it.
    Written 2 November 2019
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia39,012 contributions
    El Toro Pensador is the unusual sculpture of a very thoughtful Bull! Barcelona is full of beautiful sculptures, many of them in animal form, and this one is no exception. The interesting thing here is that at the other end of Las Rambla there sits another animal sculpture (the Flirty Giraffe), and it seems as if the two animals will soon start to want to come closer to each other; but you will have to meet both animals in order to understand the connection.
    Written 24 May 2019
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