Fuente de Hercules, Barcelona

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  • Accidentally saw this magnificent statue and fountain of Hercules, strolling after visiting Sagrada Familia on neighbouring streets ... The fountain appeared in the beginning of 19 century, the work of sculptor Salvator Gourri. Composition-the copy of the famous Hercules of Therm Caracalla. Poor Hercules dragged from place to place, until in 1928, he had not stood up here and calmed down. The beautiful statue.
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  • The Font d'Hercules is a sculptural monument of neo-classical style, located on the Passeig de Sant Joan at its junction with calle Corsica. It is the work of Josep Moret and Salvador Gurri built between 1797 and 1802. It is regarded as the oldest original public statue of Barcelona. It depicts the hero Hercules, son of Zeus and Alcmene. The figure appears naked, leaning on a riveting, with his left arm wrapped with the skin of the Nemean Lion. The origin of this work lies in the water supply for the city works between the 18th and 19th century. This source was initially located in the Paseo of the Esplanade, facing the fortress of the Citadel. In 1928, to urbanize the upper area of the Paseo de San Juan, is decided to move the source there.
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