The dancing egg: fountains and flowers in Barcelona

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L’ou com balla is a tradition celebrated in Corpus Christi. An egg is made to dance in the fountains stream located in cloisters, courtyards and gardens; The egg is placed in the jet so that it rotates without falling.

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Ateneu Barcelonès, c/ Canuda, 6

The body of the fountain is covered with flowers and fruits of the season, playing with the colors to make them attractive to the eye of the viewer. Each fountain is unique and has its own charm: some are completely covered with cherries, others decorated with lilies and roses. It’s a special moment to see Barcelona’s architecture from a more festive and cheerful perspective.

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Santa Anna, c/Rivadeneyra, 3

In addition to the places that appear in the photographs you can also see the dancing egg in the Cathedral (you will see geese walking around the courtyard), el Pueblo Español, the Frederic Marès Museum (Sant Iu square), the parish of the Purísima Concepción (c / Aragó, 299), the Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona (c / Obispe Caçador, 3) and in the school Escolàpies Llúria (c / Aragó 302).

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Ca l’Ardiaca, c/ de Santa Llúcia, 1

All the places where this tradition is celebrated are centrally located and can be reached by public transport without problems. Don’t miss it!