Hercules Fountains & The Origins Of Barcelona

A stone statue of Hercules, standing on a pedestal with a large club in his hand

According to legend, Barcelona was founded by the Greek God Heracles, who, together with his brother Hermes, accompanied Jason and the Argonauts, searching for the Golden Fleece. The brothers set sail with a fleet of …

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Monument to Francesc Layret

A monument in Barcelona depicting a semi nude woman holding a torch and a soviet style carving of a farmer

Located in Plaça Goya, in Barcelona’s Sant Antoni neighbourhood, Monument a Francesc Layret pays homage to a left-wing republican lawyer who was assassinated in 1920. The monument’s centrepiece is a bronze statue of a young …

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Monument To The Catalan Volunteers

Side view of a bronze statue of a man in Barcelona

Monument to the Catalan volunteers (Monument als Voluntaris Catalans) is a bronze statue by Catalan artist Josep Clarà located near the boating lake in the Parc de la Ciutadella. The statue is a memorial to …

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10 Things That Barcelona Is Famous For

The façade of Casa Batlló which was featured in the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers the Idiots Abroad by Gilbert Shelton

With an estimated twelve million visitors each year, Barcelona is one of the best-known and most visited cities in Europe. But what is Barcelona famous for? Barcelona is famous for its outstanding football team, stunning …

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Monument to General Prim

Equestrian statue of Spanish general Joan Prim in military uniform in Barcelona

Barcelona’s best-known park, El Parc de la Ciutadella, takes its name from the fortress which once occupied the site. Built immediately after the War of the Spanish Succession to dominate the fallen city, the citadel …

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