Although it is famous for many monuments, there are endless sculptures of Barcelona not so famous that are worth admiring, either for its historical significance pr for what they represent. We have prepared a list of the 10 most original street sculptures in the city. Do you dare to discover them all?
- Flirty Giraffe (La jirafa coqueta): This animal sculpture is part of a series of Josep Granyer and was commissioned by the Association of Friends of Rambla Catalunya. Flirty Giraffe awaits you with its daring pose, in Rambla Catalunya and Avenida Diagonal.
- The Thinker bull (el brau pensador): This meditative bull, which emulates Rodin’s Thinker, is the couple’s flirty giraffe.
- Botero’s Cat: This sculptor wanted to pay homage to something so close to human as a cat, and did so with a fun, fat and disproportionate model that is loved by neighbors and tourists. You’ll find it at the end of the Rambla del Raval
- Matches: This sculpture was inaugurated in 1992. The find them in Mundet district, the area where the residences were built for the Olympic Games. It is one of the few exponents of pop art we have in Spain.
- Monument to Walt Disney: In a corner of Ciudadela Park you will find a set of jumping deer: this is a sculpture that Barcelona wanted to pay tribute to Walt Disney and his beloved films.
- Mariscal Shrimp: This sculpture depicts the close relationship between Barcelona to the world of design and comics in the late 80s, in what could be the Catalan version of the Madrid scene. The sympathetic Mariscal design will make you smile, no doubt!
- Cobi Statue: Cobi was the mascot of the Olympic Games in Barcelona; this friendly mascot was also designed by Mariscal and you can find it in the Port Olympic Park, close to the Olympic Village Underground stop.
- The Dragon: This sculpture of Barcelona made with steel plates is a mythical symbol Industrial Spain, which can be climbed and spend a fun afternoon in the district of Sants.
- David and Goliat: This set is part of the sculptures in Barcelona that were built on the occasion of the Olympics in 1992 and represents the rebirth of the area that is now the Olympic Village.
10. Homage to Picasso: This sculpture designed by Antoni Tàpies in the 80’s raised passions and hatreds equally: it is a cutting edge product. Come to see it and decide for yourself what you think, it awaits you at the Paseo Picasso..
As you see, there are many sculptures in Barcelona which are worth taking a look, some are very original and fun!