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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 May 5, 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 February 28, 2018
BarbieMegaTraveller
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May 5, 2018
“Cute and whimsical crustacean ”
Feb 28, 2018
“So cute, childlike & fun welcome to Barcelona port area”
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Reviewed May 29, 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.

Thank Dan L
Reviewed May 18, 2018

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

Thank Michael R
Reviewed May 5, 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

Thank Jesse S
Reviewed April 28, 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

Thank Linda B
Reviewed March 6, 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.

Thank Kerry P
Reviewed February 28, 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

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed August 1, 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.

Thank Verena S
Reviewed June 11, 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.

Thank I_See_the_World_Now
Reviewed April 10, 2017

A Shrimp Huh? Well, I thought it was fun when I thought it was a lobster, but its not a very good shrimp.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed February 16, 2017

They call this the smiling shrimp, but I think like a lot of others it is more like a lobster. Very interesting statue/artwork like there is much of in Barcelona. We saw it on one of our walks.

Thank turoar
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