L’Estel ferit

This is my favourite of all the monuments that went up here during La Barceloneta’s regeneration for the 1992 Olympics. Created by the renowned German artist Rebecca Horn, this steel glass structure rises up from the stand to around 10M. The timing of its inauguration coincided with the huge redevelopment of this area, which had been slipping into obscurity in years before. Some people think that she tried to immortalise the iconic seaside shacks which were common in the area. Known as xiringuitos, these were very popular however were left in ruin, eventually being demolished to clean the area up for the Olympics. Whatever the story, it’s epicness is one thing that few people will be up to debate.

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Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta
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