Barcelona and its dragons
As we told you a short time ago, one of Barcelona’s biggest days is Sant Jordi and although the festivity just lasts 24 hours, the legend behind of it is all over the city. There are even some tours that guide you through the dragon figures in the buildings, sculptures and details spread here. If you are into this mythological being (maybe because of the Game Of Thrones fever), do not forget to write down these locations!
Castillo de los Tres Dragones – This beautiful modernist castle is located in the relaxing park of Ciutadella. In its origins it was thought to be a café and restaurant during the Universal Exhibition of 1888. Anyway, it has had many different uses during history and it is currently one of the four venues of the Museum of Natural Sciences.
Casa de las Punxes – Casa de Les Punxes was designed by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch and is located at Avenida Diagonal (very close to one of our apartments: check it out here!). Right at the top of this building there is a beautiful mosaic where Sant Jordi treads a rabid dragon with this phrase: “Santo patrón de Cataluña, devolvednos la libertad” (“Saint patron of Catalonia, return us freedom”). In fact, this beautiful mansion has become a museum dedicated to the deed of Sant Jordi.
Dragon de l’Espanya Industrial – Located at Parc de l’Espanya Industrial, this impressive sculpture, is made of steel and weighs 150 tons. It was designed by the Basque sculptor Andrés Nagel. Apart from being a slide, from its highest point you will be able to see the whole park’s gardens and surroundings.
Featured image: Dragon located at Parc Güell.