Cat, Fernando Botero

Cat, Fernando Botero, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Cat, Fernando Botero Reviews: 4/5

Cat, Fernando Botero
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The area
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Neighborhood: El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
How to get there
  • Paral·lel • 6 min walk
  • Liceu • 6 min walk
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany4,910 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Cool looking statue, a must for every cats fan, it is a short walk to Plaza de Catalunya. I was lucky that I had lunch in a restaurant just 90 meters away from it so I could quickly check it out. You can take photos in 1 minute and continue your trip.
Written January 10, 2022
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,375 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
I admire Botero, his paintings and statues, so that’s why we went to see it, but I gotta say it was the first time in many years when we felt so uncomfortable in the neighborhood, where it’s located (and we lived in New York!). We visited between 4 and 5 PM and sat nearby to rest and saw very unpleasant situations and suspicious people which made us feel unsafe. We quickly took photos and left the area! So my advice- please don’t show up too late and be careful. The cat is a large bronze sculpture that is hard to miss. I liked it.
Written November 23, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
El Gat de Botero is a sculpture by the Columbian artist Fernando Botero. It’s a fun sculpture of a cat feature his signature Boterismo style of exaggerated and Rubenesque proportions.

A bit of a detour, but worth it for something a little different in Barcelona.
Written July 16, 2019
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thepetridish
Basel, Switzerland320 contributions
Oct 2019
This odd little curiosity is located in the middle of an otherwise nondescript and empty (there is a child play area) plaza. We past by it several times when returning to our hotel and never noticed it until a random scan of Google Maps for interesting sites turned it up. It is fun for a quick picture and then you can quickly move on. The tough choice is which angle you use for the photo. Judging from Google images, many people prefer to take a picture this cat's undercarriage.
Written November 2, 2019
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Josh
Washington DC, DC38 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
Not much to it other than it's an impressive large bronze statue of a cat. A guide told my group that luck comes to whoever touches its bell or balls. Something about returning to Barcelona if you do.
Cool statue, dont feel the need to go far out of your way to see it.
Written September 18, 2018
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serenagrimaldi
Bala, Wales, United Kingdom271 contributions
Nov 2014 • Solo
If you are feeling down in the dunps in Barcelona, and are all Gaudi'd out, go and see this wonderful wacky sculpture by Botero. I guarantee it will bring a smile to your face....:-)
Written November 3, 2014
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Startrekker13
Brisbane, Australia277 contributions
Nov 2019
Fernando stands proud, Botero the sculpture has captured him in a larger than life. We got here by walking from the Los Ramblas area. Put on your walking shoes because Barcelona has a lot to offer.
Written January 12, 2020
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kimbic68
McKinney, TX19 contributions
Aug 2019
I look for Botero's in every city I travel to. This one was a little difficult to find. It is in a park in the center of a neighborhood.
Written September 15, 2019
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Shop D
New York City, NY245 contributions
Dec 2018
Typical Botero's creation! El Gato Grande! This cat looks so cool, it's dificult not to touch! Very photogenic)))
Written August 9, 2019
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Allan S
New York City, NY6,180 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Love this sculpture with its playful atmosphere. Great spot to take pictures to send home and gives the area a joyous feeling often absent in other places. The art scene is an important part of the city and this should be viewed by all art lovers.
Written June 18, 2018
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