Monument to Sportspeople of the Sea

Monument dedicated to the sportsmen of the sea by the royal yacht capitains association, located in Barcelona's Port Vell Marina
Monument to sportspeople of the sea

The monument to sportspeople of the sea (Catalan: Esportistes del Mar) by Joaquim Ros i Sabaté is one of 3 monuments commissioned by the Real Asamblea Español de Capitanes de Yate during the 1960s, all of which are located in Barcelona’s historic harbour (el Port Vell).

The rusty iron statue which represents a yacht at sea was inaugurated in 1969 and is one of the artist’s best known pieces.

About the artist:

Joaquim Ros Sabaté was born in Barcelona in 1936 and studied at the Escola de la Llotja art school. Many of his statues are on display in the streets and plazas of Barcelona, one notable exception is the monument to Salvador Dalí in Cadaques.

Rusty steel monument of a sailboat and giant fish at Barcelona's Port Vell marina.
Monument to sportspeople of the Sea, Moll de la Fusta, Barcelona


The monument to sportspeople of the sea is located near Roy Lichtenstein’s Barcelona’s Head statue, at one end of the Moll de la Fusta wharf.

How to get there

The nearest metro stop is Barceloneta on the L4 yellow line.

There are several bus routes which stop nearby including the city tour buses and the T3 shuttle bus to the cruise terminals.

Other attractions nearby


Moll de la Fusta

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