Cascada in the Parc de la Ciutadella


La Ribera

Near the Passeig de Pujades entrance to the park stands this monumental cascada (waterfall), inspired by Rome's Trevi Fountain and topped by a golden statue of the dawn goddess Aurora. Created between 1875 and 1881 by Josep Fontserè with the help of an enthusiastic young Gaudí, it's a dramatic combination of statuary, rugged rocks, greenery and thundering water, all of it perfectly artificial.

The bandstand opposite commemorates Sonia Rescalvo, a trans performer murdered here in 1991 by a group of Neo-Nazis.

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