Barcelona, the Dragon of the Rambla
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Barcelona, the Dragon of the Rambla

Barcelona Rambla Dragon

Barcelona, the Dragon of the Rambla

Barcelona Ramblas Dragon

Along the Rambla in Barcelona – one of the most famous and lively areas of the city – there’s a building which always fascinated me.

Decorated with Japanese (at least, I think) motifs and umbrellas pinpointed on the façade, the building displays at the top of its corner a giant cast iron dragon (by many said to be Chinese) holding a lamp. The dragon of the Rambla was once a fancy sign for an umbrella shop which does not exist any more, although there still in an umbrella below the dragon as a reminder.


More reading: 5 Must-Do in Barcelona




Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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  • sadie
    Posted at 02:30h, 10 February Reply

    ehi should your “5 Must-Do in Barcelona” in barcelona be a link that i click on? because i really want to know what those 5 things are!!!really like your dragon photo n i’ll pay attention to the umbrella when i’ll be there! 🙂

    • Simon
      Posted at 10:47h, 23 February Reply

      Yes, the ‘5 must-do in Barcelona’ is another article I wrote some time ago. Looks like the link is not working, though. I’ll try and fix it. Glad you liked the dragon photo. As for the umbrellas, I find them just delightful.

  • Leigh
    Posted at 17:53h, 05 December Reply

    I love the detail you’ve capture and it reminds me to get closer and zoom in more often.

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