Stumble upon public art, graffiti and fountains
Art waits around virtually every corner in the Catalan capital. Beyond the city’s architecture—many of the buildings are works of art themselves—Barcelona boasts massive outdoor sculptures in parks and public spaces, striking graffiti murals in surprising locales, and beautiful fountains adorning many of the city's squares. Near San Antoni Market, check out the façade of La Otra Carbonería, Barcelona’s most famous squatter house, which is painted to look like a massive tree. Along the Barceloneta boardwalk, you’ll see sculptures by Javier Mariscal and Lautaro Diaz Silva, as well as the famous “Barcelona Face” sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein.
By Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert
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