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Trévor wrote a review Jan 2020
Limoges, France38 contributions2 helpful votes
If staying or just passing through Vilanova, well worth a visit, especially at sunset. Short walk from parking spaces accross the beach.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Núria S wrote a review Oct 2019
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain97 contributions19 helpful votes
You must visit this sculpture if you visit Vilanova i la Geltrú, really nice just by the sea. Don't miss it!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Berni_Barbablanca wrote a review Nov 2018
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain10 contributions9 helpful votes
This sculpture dominates the town's beach and is a popular spot for families, walkers, lovers and fishermen. The sculpture is set on a breakwater some metres into the sea. On a calm day you can easily visit it without getting wet. However, on a day when the sea is choppy it is a spectacular sight as waves break against the jetty and spray showers the sculpture. If you are taken in by the horns and imagine the creature depicted in the sculpture to be a bull (as many tourists do) you may be totally puzzled by the figure within the animal. However, the name of the sculpture gives the game away. It is called Pasiphaë. If you know your Greek mythology you will know that she was the wife of King Midas. The king upset the sea god Poseidon and for punishment the god made Pasiphaë fall madly in love with a spectacular white bull. The bull, however, was obviously not attracted to a human female. So, she had Daedalus (the inventor and father to Icarus) construct an artificial cow and hid herself inside it in order for her passion to be consummated. The resulting child of this brief encounter would be the minotaur. A combination of the abstract, the mythological and the figurative, the sculpture is well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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mj6 wrote a review Jul 2018
manchester england1,349 contributions78 helpful votes
We where spending a few days vilanova in November took a walk on the beach and we had a walk up to the pasifae the sky was blue with hardly anyone on the beach And just watched the waves
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Jill B wrote a review Oct 2017
Wallasey, United Kingdom107 contributions17 helpful votes
We spend the winter in Vilanova. It's a lovely place and our regular walks along the prom past the Bull is something we look forward to. There are plenty of good places to eat and as it is stll an active fishing port, plenty of good seafood.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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