Barcelona’s Gargoyle.

Posted on 12 November 2007 in Barcelona, always!

Full of mystery and charm, Barcelona’s gargoyles can be seen in all their splendour on the gothic monuments of the city. In fact, it is hard to find a city where so many gargoyles have been so well preserved.

The term originates from the French gargouille and it is most often applied to medieval work, although most have grotesque features, the term gargoyle has come to include all types of images. Some gargoyles were depicted as monks, combinations of real animals and people, many of which were humorous.

List of Barcelona’s Gargoyle:

  1. Barcelona Cathedral.
  2. Carrer del Bisbe – Palau de la Generalitat.
  3. Torre del Rei Martí – Palau Reial Major.
  4. Carrer Montcada…

The palaces on carrer Montcada, the narrow street of carrer del Bisbe, the Cathedral and the Monestir de Pedralbes provide some of the best examples of this form of architectural ornamentation, which also a feature of modernista buildings such as the Hospital de Sant Pau.

Source: Turisme de Barcelona.

Barcelona's Gargoyle

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