El Gato de Botero or Botero’s cat is one of the tourists’ favorite locations to visit when they are in Barcelona, Spain. The metal cat sculpture is so popular and iconic that everyone who visits Barcelona should visit the beautiful piece of art. The Botero’s cat sculpture has somewhat become a symbol of Barcelona.
Many tourists’ first thought that comes to their mind when they think of Barcelona is the Botero’s cat. Such a memorable and unique piece of art is quite unforgettable.
The sculpture was bought by the Barcelona city council back in 1987. The cat’s location was not always in Raval. The cat sculpture was first kept in the Parc de la Ciutadella. At that time, it was interesting because an animal zoo was also nearby the sculpture.
After a few more migrations from the Olympic stadium to the little square behind Barcelona’s medieval shipyards, El Gato de Botero was finally moved to its permanent location of Rambla del Raval. Since 2003, the cat has remained in that place, unmoved.