Casa de l'Ardiaca
La Casa de l'Ardiaca, Carrer de Santa Llúcia, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Photo by Ruddy Harootian
Mon - Fri 9am - 8:45pm
Sat 10am - 7:45pm
La Casa de l’Ardiaca, BarcelonaFor good luck in Barcelona, go to La Casa de l’Ardiaca and touch this turtle.
If you look closely you'll see this is really a letterbox. The birds symbolize the hope that you'll get your mail soon, but the turtle is a nod to the reality of how slow the mail system really is.
This letterbox was designed by modernist architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner in 1902. Barcelona is full of stories and legends that have turned into fun traditions for tourists and locals too.