Cobi – Barcelona’s Olympic Mascot

Statue of Cobi. Barcelona's Olympic mascot was designed by Javier Mariscal for the 1992 Olympic Games

With it’s heady mix of culture, beaches, history, architecture and night-life Barcelona is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. The tourist boom started in 1992 when the city hosted the Olympic Games and embraced the …

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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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Monument to Antoni Viladomat i Manalt

Bronze statue of the famous artist Antoni Viladomat located on the Passeig de Lluís Companys avenue in central Barcelona

This bronze statue of Antoni Viladomat I Manalt by Catalan artist Torquat Tasso was one of a series eight monuments depicting Catalan heroes inaugurated in 1886. In 1959 most of the statues were melted down …

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Monument to Doctor Bartomeu Robert

Close up of the statues topping the monument to Dr Robert. There are several bronze statues of Catalan workers and a bust of Dr Robert being kissed by a young woman.

Plaça de Tetuan is a tiny green oasis on Gran Via in Barcelona’s Eixample district. The small tree-lined plaza is dominated by a 12m high Art Nouveau monument to Doctor Bartomeu Robert built in 1904 by …

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Monument to Francesc Cambó

Monument to Francesc Cambó i Batlle, Barcelona

Born in Verges in 1876, Francesc Cambó was a wealthy conservative politician, lawyer, author, philanthropist and Catalan nationalist. He founded the Regionalist League, was member of the Spanish government, promoted Catalan culture and collected art (a large …

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Parc de l’Espanya Industrial

Giant 32m statue of the dragon of St George in Barcelona

A stones throw from Barcelona’s main railway station, the Parc de l’Espanya Industrial is best known for the 12m high dragon sculpture by Andrés Nagel. The sculpture doubles as a childrens’ slide and is commonly used …

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Monument to Doctor Trueta

The Doctor Trueta Monument on the Rambla de Poblenou

Josep Trueta Raspall was born in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona in 1897. He studied medicine at the University of Barcelona and in 1921 started working as an assistant surgeon in the Hospital de la …

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Statue of Pau Claris

Monument to Pau Claris,Passeig Lluis Companys, Barcelona

This bronze statue of Pau Claris was inaugurated in 1880 and originally stood on what is now Via Laietana. It was withdrawn from public display during the Spanish Civil War, as were other monuments to …

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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. …

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Monument to Francesc Macià

Bronze bust of Francesc Masia in Catalonia Square Barcelona

Francesc Macià i Llussà was the first President of the Generalitat de Catalunya and held office from 1932 until his death in 1933. Born in September 1859, Macià grew up in Vilanova i la Geltrú …

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