Parc de la Creueta del Coll

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Elogio del Agua
Looking down onto the claw from the rim of the park

Parc de la Creueta del Coll[1] (IPA: [ˈpaɾɡ də lə kɾəˈwɛtə ðəl ˈkɔʎ]; "Park of the Corner of the Hill") is a park in the Gràcia and Horta districts of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The park was created from an abandoned quarry as part of the nou urbanisme developments during the 1992 Summer Olympics by architects Martorell and Mackay.[2]

The park contains the sculpture Elogi de l'Aigua, by Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida, a massive concrete claw suspended by steel cables above a flooded quarry.

Another steel sculpture, Escultura (English: Totem) by Ellsworth Kelly is near the entrance gate.


  1. ^ "A visit to the Parc de la Creueta del Coll". 2006-07-03. Archived from the original on 2007-03-24. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  2. ^ The Rough Guide to Barcelona (7th ed.). Rough Guides. 2006. ISBN 1-84353-681-1.

Coordinates: 41°25′08″N 2°08′48″E / 41.4189°N 2.14667°E / 41.4189; 2.14667