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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's supposed to make you return to Girona. I sat at the cafe quietly drinking me coffee not 20 feet from the Lion and was amazed at how many people climbed up the stone stairs to kiss the ass of a stone lion. Talk about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathy P
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Google a little bit of the history so you know why everyone is touching this lion's butt. Don't be embarrassed, touch it for good luck and take your picture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FillUpYourPassport
Reviewed November 28, 2018

It always cracks me up to see people climbing the little staircase to kiss the lion’s rear... not sure how the story got started, but it certainly has taken hold.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank velagato
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

It was interesting to see people climb up a ladder to kiss the backside of the animal! They made faces and were not sure that they wanted to do it. Legend and tradition!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank margaretmleblanc67
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Apparently kissing this guarantees your return to Girona. Well, I'm happy to organise a trip back, but I kissed it just to be sure

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Analemmatic
Reviewed November 13, 2017

It's a replica, don't do it if you want not to look like a regular tourist ;) One real case is that the city hall has to change the ladder to climb up, because one french veteran, fall & die (literally, but be calm if...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Pelias M
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

After too many roundabouts and too many churches and too many castles, I was more than happy to kiss the butt of the lioness. I will now be back to Girona for sure!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Chuck K
Reviewed August 16, 2017

It is said that in the past everyone who was new to the city should kiss the bum of a lioness in order to be accepted and then granted to come back in the future. People still do this and kiss the bottom of a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank stendek
Reviewed June 25, 2017

A must-see at your visit to Girona. Good spot to relax at the nearby restaurants as well. Recommended.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank leona0328
Reviewed May 25, 2017

A statue of a lion up a pole, which supposedly bestows good luck / ensures a return if you kiss / rub it on the bottom. There are now steps with a handrail to make it easier, but some seem to have transferred the legend...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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