When in Barcelona you are sure to take a ramble along Las Ramblas. Most of the time, people rent an hotel barcelone near this incredible street because it’s a real great show. OK, it’s terribly busy and quite touristy so beware of thieves. But one of the most significant things you’ll be able to find in Las Ramblas is the human statues!
The human statues are delightful. They’re street artists featured as imaginative as they can, from celebs and mythological beings to imaginary characters exposing on the sides of the avenue and entertaining for some money. Costumes utilised for their representations of the inactive are so complex and elaborate that has become art and, in a number of cases, it reaches the sublime.
Their concepts are just excellent : Elfs, bots, monkeys, aliens, trees are just few of many statues that you could could expect when walking along Las Ramblas which is always full of events. If you drop a coin into their box / hat / whatever you may have your photo taken with them and they are going to move. There are a few of them dotted around.
Besides those already mentioned a brief catalogue of Las Ramblas’s human statues on a weekend in August ( admittedly the height of human-statue season ) includes :
A white guy
2 Korean infantrymen
a man in an electrical chair
a guy manning the wheel on a ship
… And, naturally, tons of Egyptian statues and so on.
For kids it is often stunning to approach the statues until realize that inside an infantryman of 2nd World War made of bronze there’s a pulse, exposed by a wink. In Las Ramblas statues are constantly replenished, so you can always find a new feature. Otherwise there are lots of painters and cartoonists exhibiting their work that may make a rapid hyper-realistic portrait, or possibly a cartoon!
So if you have to find a location appartements barcelone, make sure you will rent something near the Ramblas, because it is just the most amazing place in Barcelona!