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El Cul de la lleona, Girona

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  • One of the most famous attractions is the Lioness of Girona. This sculpture dates from the 12th century. It is considered a good omen to kiss her if you reach out. 
    One of the most famous attractions is the Lioness of Girona. This sculpture dates from the 12th century. It is considered a good omen to kiss her if you reach out.  more »
  • La Lleona is a typical spot to visit where the tradition was to kiss the behind of the lion in the hope to revisit Girona. Due to the pandemic the small steps were removed and there is a lovely sign.....  more
    La Lleona is a typical spot to visit where the tradition was to kiss the behind of the lion in the hope to revisit Girona. Due to the pandemic the small steps were removed and there is a lovely sign.....  more »
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  • Crazy legend about kissing the Lions butt. Watch a few tourists trying to climb the pole. Fun to just sit and watch the crowds.
  • If you ever find yourself walking down Placa Sant Felix and happen to pass L'hostal de la Lleona, take a moment to look for stone column with a sculpture of a decorative lion, that looks like it’s climbing up. Kiss that lion's behind cause it might just save your life. No … just kidding. This is another one of those rub/kiss a sculpture thing that supposedly brings good luck. Go ahead if you believe in that kind of thing. There's also a plaque near the lion describing I think the origin of this superstition (in Spanish).

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