Gambrinus – Barcelona’s Giant Lobster Statue

This funky giant prawn/lobster statue was originally part of the decor at the Gambrinus seafood restaurant.

The 10m long fibreglass sculpture was designed and built by Spanish artist Javier Mariscal.

When the Gambrinus restaurant closed the statue was bought by Barcelona city council, restored and now takes pride of place on Passeig Colom near the Port Vell.

Gambrinus - The Funky lobster statue on Passeig Colom, Barcelona
Gambrinus – The Funky lobster statue on Passeig Colom

About the Artist:

Spanish artist and designer Javier Mariscal was born in Valencia in 1950. He is a multidisciplinary artist whose works include paintings, sculptures, graphic design, interior design and landscaping.

In 1989 he formed Studio Mariscal and also designed Cobi – the mascot for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.


Passeig de Colom near the intersection with Via Laietana, Barcelona

How to get there:

The nearest metro stop is Barceloneta. The Gambrinus lobster statue is a short walk from Las Ramblas or Port Vell.

The Gambrinus giant smiling crayfish statue and the pop art style Barcelona's Head at Barcelona's Port Vell old harbour
The Gambrinus lobster statue and Barcelona’s Head

Other attractions nearby:

The Barcelona’s head statue
Port Vell (the old port)
The Christopher Columbus Monument
The Born Cultural Centre
Barcelona Aquarium


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