Font de la Cascada at Ciutadella Park in Ciutat Vella District in Barcelona, Spain - Encircle Photos

40 Font de la Cascada at Ciutadella Park in Ciutat Vella District in Barcelona, Spain

The centerpiece of the artificial lake in Parc de la Ciutadella is the Font de la Cascada. The elaborate, two-tiered waterfall is fronted by four dragon sculptures. Inside of the arch is a sculpture by Venanci Vallmitjana of Venus on a clam shell. This imagery is a tribute to “The Birth of Venus” painted by Sandro Botticelli in 1480. The fountain was designed by Josep Fontsére with the help of a young student named Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí would become Barcelona’s most famous architect.

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Parc de la Ciutadella, Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

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