El Cul de la lleona

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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ10,808 contributions
A kiss to the bottom, a promise to return
Sep 2019
One of the whimsical sites I visited during my time in Girona was the iconic statue named El Cul de la Lleona which dates back to the 12th Century. The statue portrays a lioness climbing a pole. During my visit, I learned it is believed that if a visitor to Girona climbs the steps leading up to the statue and kiss the lioness’ bottom, they will be certain to return to Girona one day. I didn’t kiss the lioness, but certainly hope to return to Girona one day!
Written April 12, 2020
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c0bra82
Barcelona, Spain57 contributions
Nice to see the atmosphere and people in this icon
Aug 2019
With friends, with family and kids and youth, Try to go, and kiss the rear of the statue of the lioness, which predicts your return to Girona. Two minutes walk from the cathedral to the river. A nice story to share
Written September 23, 2019
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Rachel L
Cheltenham, UK221 contributions
Kiss a lion’s bum
Aug 2019 • Couples
Nothing more that I can say that hasn’t already been said. If you are already going to the old town then you should walk by this for funsies. There are approx six steps to walk up before you reach the lion’s bum. It doesn’t get busy around there either because it’s such a quick photo op.
Written August 6, 2019
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BakerFamily
Kissimmee, FL76 contributions
BakerFamily
Dec 2018 • Family
Ok this is just a quick walk by climb up and kiss it. But if your even close by you have to do. Luck or not just jump in and kiss the cul. I want translate, just use your imagination .I mean your here already right, so really your going to pass it.. Don't pass it up.
Written August 2, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Kiss it for luck
Jul 2019 • Solo
If you ever find yourself walking down Placa Sant Felix and happen to pass L'hostal de la Lleona, take a moment to look for stone column with a sculpture of a decorative lion, that looks like it’s climbing up. Kiss that lion's behind cause it might just save your life. No … just kidding. This is another one of those rub/kiss a sculpture thing that supposedly brings good luck. Go ahead if you believe in that kind of thing.

There's also a plaque near the lion describing I think the origin of this superstition (in Spanish).
Written July 11, 2019
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JOAN62
Fontana, Malta9 contributions
Cul del leone
May 2019 • Couples
A tradition that if you kiss the lion's ass you will go again to girona. Small place but have a lot of fantastic history. Don't mind if I visit girona against
Written June 17, 2019
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Nolinice
Oakville, Canada2,721 contributions
Small but great
Sep 2018 • Couples
A wide variety of food prepared in real time by two overworked ladies when we visited, but the result and the service was impeccable
Written June 9, 2019
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Kathy
Worcester,Ma38 contributions
Go Ahead and Kiss the Lion's rear flanks !!!
Mar 2019 • Solo
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 spreading germs. Hope it was worth the selfie kids !!! A few days later most of Girona came down with a cold or the flu. Word of Warning: Don't kiss the statue unless you've wiped it down with antibacterial wipes !!!
Written March 22, 2019
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FillUpYourPassport
Miami, FL117 contributions
Great picture point
Jan 2019 • Couples
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.
Written March 5, 2019
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velagato
Girona, Spain304 contributions
Watch people line up to kiss a lion’s rear end
Oct 2018 • Friends
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.
Written November 28, 2018
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