A tour through the sculptural set of the Zoo

The Lady with the Umbrella - Zoo Barcelona

The Lady with the Umbrella

XIXth Century ending Joan Roig i Sole

Pre-modernist sculpture of a beautiful woman holding an open umbrella in her hand. From its unveiling in the city in 1855 is has been closely associated with Barcelona. It can be seen as an illustration in tourist guides and as part of tourist souvenirs sold in all the shops in the Ramblas. The sculpture in the zoo is a replica, which was made after an exhibition on the modernist (art nouveau) movement held in London around the middle to the 20th century to which the sculpture was lent. The original sculpture is kept in a Barcelona City Council municipal warehouse.