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- Amazing restoration. Before Gaudi became world famous, you can see so many of his features that he used in later projects. Very worthwhile. Don't miss it. Not crowded. The audio guide is better than most I've used in Barcelona.Written January 19, 2023
- beautiful walking area, quiet but joyful, decent and not so crowded, at least in October
very beautiful arch, it worth to see it and to take photos together
after Parc de la Ciutadella, it is a closely location, then you could return to Barri GoticWritten December 10, 2022
- This is a tall monument between Las Ramblas and Rambla de Mar. One can go up for a fee and get a view from the top. It looks like there is some restoration going on right now, so check their website for opening times before coming to climb it.Written December 7, 2022
- Located within the Ciutadella Park, is this very impressive structure, of statues and cascading water all finishing in a beautiful pond, the famous architect Guadi was involved in the project albeit early in his career.Written December 21, 2022
- You can find this fat cat not far from La Rambla, it is by a famous Colombian artist who has his work all over the world.Written March 20, 2022
- I saw this while running through the park one morning. There are several other statues in the park as well, but I would say this is the main one.Written November 18, 2019
- This is an absolute not to be missed visit. It’s also one that really ought to be visited with a knowledgeable guide, both to maximize your experience and to avoid unecessarily long waits in line.
We visited in the morning of a beautiful October day, Our guide described the history of the discovery of the black Madonna, the beginnings of early Christianity in the region, and how the Monastery has weathered history to today as we made our way up the mountain. It’s a breathtaking drive with even more incredible views to experience once at the monastery.
If you do nothing else be sure to go immediately to see the black madonna. You’ll avoid a wait by going early. Also note that the boys choir (the boys attend the monastery school) performs almost every day that school is in session. Mass is also daily - several times in fact. To attend you’ll need to book a ticket….or wait in line in hopes that there are seats available. Again see the black Madonna as soon as you arrive.
There are several other things to do: hike a nice wide path to the cross which is visible from the church, take the funicular up the mountain (not for the faint of heart), shop the line of stalls with tables of local honeys, nuts, cheeses, cakes etc… or the gift shop, and take a break to enjoy a coffee or lunch. There is a hostel and also a hotel here, too.
This was an incredible morning for us. The weather was perfect which helped - the views of the mountain and valley are fantastic. By the way, look at the top of the mountain for what people have described as an elephant, a chimpanzee, and a sphinx….really cool.Written October 10, 2022
- I liked this sculpture better than the one behind it. It's a fun one and it looks really happy for some reason.Written November 18, 2019
- During a walk within the gothic quarter there are many things to see, this is the oldest fountain in Barcelona, built in the mid 1300's the mosaic mural was added in recent times.Written December 23, 2022
- Interesting scultpture showing a Giraffe in an flirty pose, located at the start of the Rambla street, worth a look while talking a walk in the area. There is also a second one at the other end of the Rambla street.Written September 5, 2019
- A Catalan symbol, originally created in the early 1900's by Josep Puig Cadafalch however during Franco's reign they were demolished, what we see today was erected in 2010.Written November 21, 2022
- El Toro Pensador is the unusual sculpture of a very thoughtful Bull! Barcelona is full of beautiful sculptures, many of them in animal form, and this one is no exception. The interesting thing here is that at the other end of Las Rambla there sits another animal sculpture (the Flirty Giraffe), and it seems as if the two animals will soon start to want to come closer to each other; but you will have to meet both animals in order to understand the connection.Written May 24, 2019
- Nice way to reuse some old buoys. Sculptures were placed on top of the buoys, depicting a man watching the stars.
They can be seen while walking over the wooden walkway toward Maremagnum shopping center. Some benches are available to sit and enjoy the view.Written November 24, 2018
- I love this bronze sculpture of a face, it literally follows you as you walk around it, very impressive, it is located just outside the Music palace.Written December 20, 2022
- The fountain was created in 1929 for the International Exhibition, designed by the architect Josep Maria Juchol and sculptural decor by Miquel Blei, Frédéric Llobet and the brothers Miquel and Lucia Osle. This work has been declared a cultural heritage of local importance.Written December 14, 2022
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