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Bosc de Can Ginebreda

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Derek R wrote a review Mar 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom86 contributions22 helpful votes
We took our 6 & 8 years granddaughters no difficult questions but we were ready for honest answers. €4 entry through a turnstile. Very disappointed at lack of basic route either on paper or by markers in the forest. Many of the sculptures did not have labels giving the title of the work or the name of the artist. A real bonus would be a simple explanation of the work. Each exhibit should be numbered & a simple map provided with a tick sheet to check you have seen them Unexpected treat upon reaching the summit of the exhibition there is a panoramic view of all the forests and mountains WOW.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Eduard X wrote a review Jul 2016
Barcelona, Spain267 contributions10 helpful votes
Nice forest, views and landscape with surprising sculptures. Creative artist, certainly provoking. Enjoyed the walk and the artist creativity. The nearby restaurant is an excellent place to have lunch in a relaxed place with great food at reasonable price.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Lita-Luise C wrote a review Oct 2015
Laguna Hills62 contributions66 helpful votes
On a recent trip to Spain we decided to take a day to visit the work of unusual artists in Catalonia. One of the artists we chose was Francesc Cabanyes i Collell, who is an erotic sculptor. His more than 100 works, most of them his, but some from other artists, are scattered in an outdoor gallery in what is called the Bosc de Can Ginebreda or Xicu’s Forest. It is located 1½-hours from the French Border and is near Banyoles off 524. Be sure to have three 1-euro coins per person, as that is the only denomination of coin the turn style will take to enter; and allow at least one hour, though we took more like two-hours as we took our time and photographed a lot. We meandered along the dirt and grassy paths and trimmed grassy knolls, under boughs of trees, coming upon at every turn genitalia inspired gems. The forested park climbs and dips, paths crisscross up and down, providing a natural backdrop for Cabanye’s sensual statuary. Huge and soaring phalluses, enfolding vulvas, backward body parts, pillars with lips, walls of buttocks, bountiful breasts, divided bodies, women and men of one body, and pregnant women. Some are not senual, but more political, like the pile of heads with a starred sphere and rocky pillar of Chernobyl, the spaceship, or the tall dove staring skyward in hope on the edge of a ridge. Some pieces are geometric, and others curvy, a few body parts are natural in appearance, but most present a bizarre and eccentric expression. Sometimes the pieces convey the artist’s feelings about life and death, as the bust of a woman with large breasts, her hands holding a small pool of water, but skulls line the base of her belly, and his tree of clay hanging famous heads of history. A psychologist would have a field day delving into Cabanye’s mind, but it is best to simply observe and see what feelings are evoked, or stand back and sense the aversion as well as the beauty of where a mind can go. It is an erotic encounter of the sculptural kind, and well worth the adventure. There is also an artist studio on the hillside. Peak in and see what works are being currently constructed. When done, exit and visit the restaurant that has the nearest facilities, an amazing view from their back balcony, and more erotic art on their walls.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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DAVID U wrote a review Oct 2015
Murmansk Oblast, Russia110 contributions108 helpful votes
A fanny afficionado par excellence! Not one to waste time or money on any of the tacky tourist resorts if at all possible, I've just spent the best 3 euro coins ever on the entrance to Can Ginebreda. I arrived early on magnificent autumn morning and was blessed with two unforgettable experiences; perfect light conditions to capure the amazing sculptures scattered around the huge woodland in all their glory, and best of all being the first visitor of the day I was given the chance to spend over 30 minutes alone in the company of Xicu Cabanyes where he gave a fascinating insight into how his unique erotic sculpture project came about, where he gets inspiration for his world class artworks etc. He is a very interesting man to chat to in Castellano and obviously adores his profession. He's full of fun and anecdotes. If there's a more enjoyable job than making replica fannies and willies of every description then I've yet to hear of it! The woodland is expertly cared for, and each piece has been strategically placed to show it off, and the surrounding nature, to best effect. When you think you've seen every exhibit in each area another artistic surprise pops out of the undergrowth. The terrain is quite steep and uneven in most places and suitable footwear is essential. There is an on-site restaurant and free parking too. It's not easy to find unless you go along the road running alongside the lake in Banyoles and follow the purple coloured signs for Bosc de escultures Can Ginebreda on the GI 524 for approximately 5km up the winding road into the mountains. Go there if you get the chance, you won't be disappointed, unless you are prudish - and then my advice would be to wear a blindfold!
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Date of experience: October 2015
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kasejason wrote a review Aug 2014
Chicago, Illinois363 contributions863 helpful votes
Our visit to Can Ginebreda was one of the highlights of our trip to Spain. To visit all of the sculptures requires a bit of hiking and a good deal of uphill movement. There are several paths that lead in a general uphill direction and end at a nice viewpoint overlooking the forested areas and mountains in the distance. Many of the sculptures are quite bizarre and often somewhat inappropriate. This greatly adds to the fun as you never know what lies around the next corner. If you are at all offended by artwork featuring various parts of human reproductive anatomy, you might want to stay away from this area. You will need to have three euros per person to enter the grounds. You insert the coins into a machine and then pass through a gate to enter the park. The machine only takes one euro coins. There is no bathroom within the park itself, but there is a restaurant near the entrance that has facilities. You should be advised that there is a fair amount of rusty metal in the park. While it is quite easy to avoid this metal altogether, if you intend to explore the pieces more closely you might encounter some issues and you will want to make sure that you have had a recent tetanus shot. I would not recommend this attraction for children, both because of the content material and because of the ease of injury on some of the pieces. To get to this park, head west on GI 524 from the town of Banyoles and look for a sign on the left for Can Ginebreda. If you take your time, you should be able to see everything in under three hours.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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