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“Worth a visit”

Cat, Fernando Botero
Ranked #74 of 794 things to do in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

An adorable statue of a giant cat. He’s cute, claimable and photogenic. What’s not to enjoy? The area is nice as well and only 5/10 minutes gentle stroll from the Ramblas. The “square”is surrounded by affordable and serviceable cafes, they are a la carts dining but they are ideal for families or budget dining.

Date of experience: March 2018
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"rambla del raval"
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"photo opportunity"
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"taking pictures"
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"statue"
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Botero's is worth a look see. Down some strange little alley way you come out into a apartment park square and there he is. He isn't ferral he has a bell and a collar. He's large and truly a statement. Where would you out him if someone gave you him as a gift?

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mags K
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve given this giant ugly fellow 5 stars out of sympathy. The story goes that Botero made a gift of this somewhat rotund feline, to the city of Barcelona. Barcelona being a city of great beauty, we’re somewhat taken aback and it has moved from several locations to it’s current one. It would seem el gato is not particularly wanted and currently resides in a ramshackle back square of the Ramblas. However he is huge and you can’t miss him and he had no choice as to his appearance or of his locale. He’s worth a 5 minute diversion, as you won’t ever see anything quite like him again

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank G6676VHhelenc
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

This statue is fun to stop by for a few minutes and take a some photos. The area around the statue and the street leading from La Ramble looks like they have not been properly maintained in recent years, although should not deter a visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JoeKemchi
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

After a glowing recommendation from my taxi driver, who said it was one of the must see attractions in Barcelona, I made a visit to see the big gato and I must say I was underwhelmed and it is hardly worth going out of your way to see. Pep, the taxi driver, may have exaggerated the need to see it with his multiple 'pffffffff's' as if we were going to see the Pyramids of Giza. Not for me unfortunately!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank vikash1191
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