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mrsaxeman
switzerland51 contributions
Powerful work and perfect location. Really worth visiting to admire the artist's vision. Against the backdrop of sea and blue sky, it triggers the imagination.
Written May 6, 2022
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Trévor
Limoges, France129 contributions
If staying or just passing through Vilanova, well worth a visit, especially at sunset. Short walk from parking spaces accross the beach.
Written January 2, 2020
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Núria S
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain99 contributions
Family
You must visit this sculpture if you visit Vilanova i la Geltrú, really nice just by the sea. Don't miss it!
Written October 14, 2019
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Berni_Barbablanca
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain10 contributions
Couples
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.
Written November 6, 2018
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mj6
manchester england1,344 contributions
Couples
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
Written July 25, 2018
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Jill B
Wallasey, United Kingdom106 contributions
Couples
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.
Written October 3, 2017
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AllWhoWander2016
95 contributions
Couples
It's really worth walking out to the headland on the main beach from the town to enjoy this unusual sculpture with its interesting history and stunning views of the bay.
Written February 26, 2017
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Finn J
121 contributions
Couples
Absolutely no wind, but the waves made a spectacular view together with the sun. Very nice and no one got wet.
Written February 3, 2017
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Gillian H
59 contributions
Couples
I dont usually like things like this but this is different its really nice, I have have been to see this twice now ,its very cleaver how its been modelled .The nude lady inside the cow is very good .Standing on the headland its very imposing .
Written February 2, 2017
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Juanvi B
Reus, Spain188 contributions
Friends
The Pasifae cow is a great sculpture with a very interesting history behind, look for it in Wikepedia I will only spoil that the woman inside is Minotaur's mother.
Written December 12, 2016
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