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 which was created by Josep Llimona for the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1888. The Count, who ruled Barcelona from 1097 …

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Jardins de les 3 Xemeneies – Barcelona’s Graffiti Park

Monkey graffiti artist painted on one of Barcelona's first legal graffiti walls in the Parc de les 3 xemeneies

Jardins de les 3 Xemeneies or Gardens of the three chimneys is the most urban of Barcelona’s urban parks. Located near Montjuïc in the Poble-sec neighbourhood, the park gets it’s name from the 3 brick chimneys which are all that remains of an early 20th century power station built by the Barcelona Traction Power and Light …

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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 and was inaugurated in 1998. The Blanquerna School (Mutua Escolar Blanquerna) was founded in 1923 and used the then revolutionary …

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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 been torn down. Some have been restored and converted into offices. Others stand derelict awaiting redevelopment, trapped in a kind …

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Sir Winston Churchill Monument

Churchill's face carving in Sarria Barcelona

Sir Winston Churchill and Barcelona Winston Churchill was undoubtedly one of the most important figures of the 20th Century. His leadership inspired the British people to stand up for freedom during the second world war. Hitler backed Franco and used the Spanish Civil War to perfect techniques which were later used by the Nazis in …

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Someone’s Knitting Jumpers for the Trees !

A tree wearing a hand knitted jumper in the Parc del Clot Barcelona

You may remember that last year I told you about a series of modified street signs which appeared overnight in Poblenou and turned out to be the work of French artist Clet Abraham. Well last Monday I spotted an unusual new piece of street art in El Parc del Clot. Instead of conventional media such …

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Joan Miró Welcomes You to Barcelona

Tourists walking over Miro's famous mosaic on the Ramblas pedestrianised avenue in central Barcelona

In 1968 Joan Miró was commissioned to create a giant mural to welcome visitors arriving at Barcelona airport. The Barcelona-born artist liked the idea so much that he decided to donate 3 works of art to the city welcoming visitors arriving by air, land and sea. Joan Mirós Mural at Barcelona Airport The giant mural …

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Joan Miró Park and the Woman & Bird Sculpture

The 22m high Woman and Bird statue by Joan Miró, Barcelona, Catalonia

The main attraction at Joan Miró Park is the 22m high Woman and Bird Sculpture (Dona I Ocell). This somewhat phallic tiled statue was constructed in 1983 just a few months before Miro’s death. Although the the main body of the sculpture might look inherently masculine, the vertical black hole on one side indicates that …

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