Christopher Columbus Monument and Viewpoint

Close up photo of the statue at the top of the Christopher Columbus monument, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

The Columbus Monument Barcelona’s Columbus Monument (Catalan: Mirador de Colom) was erected in 1888 for the Universal Exposition. The 60m high iron column is topped by a bronze statue of the famous Italian explorer who …

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A Room Where it Always Rains by Juan Muñoz

Close up of the bronze figures in Juan Muñoz's A Room Were it Always Rains sculpture, Barcelona

In preparation for the Olympic Games of 1992, Barcelona’s seafront and port were transformed from a largely neglected industrial area into one of the most attractive waterfronts in Europe. The whole area was given a …

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Marc by Robert Llimós

Brightly coloured bronze statue of Marc in Barcelona's Olympic village

Marc is one of a pair of nearly identical statues by Robert Llimós portraying a colourful, genderless, neo-expressionist human figure holding a large picture frame which it is looking through. The sculpture was inaugurated in 1997 and …

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Monument to Ramon Berenguer the Great

Plaça Ramon Berenguer el Gran Barcelona which is flanked by Roman walls and defensive towers

This life size bronze equestrian statue of Ramon Berenguer III was sculpted by Frederic Marès and inaugerated in 1950. Located in Plaça Ramon Berenguer el Gran, the monument is a replica of an earlier statue …

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Homage to the Blanquerna School

A bronze statue of 2 children. One is a girl who is reading a book the other is a young boy who is playing.

This large bronze statue of two children is the work of Catalan artist Núria Tortras. The statue, which portrays a girl reading and a boy playing, is located on the pavement opposite Plaça de Blanquerna …

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The Shoe Museum

A collection of old shoes in the Barcelona Shoe Museum

Possibly Barcelona’s smallest museum, El Museu del Calçat (Literally: the footware museum) occupies 2 small rooms in a 16th century renaissance style building which was previously the headquarters of the Shoemakers Guild. The museum houses …

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The World Begins With Every Kiss

The giant kiss of freedom mosaic in Barcelona's Gothic quarter

Approaching the kiss of freedom mural in Plaça d’Isidre Nonell you’d be forgiven for assuming that it’s a large graffiti. As you get closer you’ll realise that it is in fact a mosaic made up …

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Discover the Awesome Graffiti and Street Art of Poblenou

Colourful graffiti near Avenida Diagonal in the Poblenou neighbourhood of barcelona

Over the last few years Barcelona’s once industrial Poblenou neighbourhood has begun a steady transformation from area full of disused factories to one of hi-tech office blocks, stylish hotels and modern apartment buildings. Many of the abandoned factories have …

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