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A must-see at your visit to Girona. Good spot to relax at the nearby restaurants as well... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017

SO many pictures everywhere speak of this little lion, a nice replica of the original when you... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Carcassonne Center, France
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Apparently kissing this guarantees your return to Girona. Well, I'm happy to organise a trip back, but I kissed it just to be sure

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

It's a replica, don't do it if you want not to look like a regular tourist ;) One real case is that the city hall has to change the ladder to climb up, because one french veteran, fall & die (literally, but be calm if...More

1  Thank Pelias M
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

After too many roundabouts and too many churches and too many castles, I was more than happy to kiss the butt of the lioness. I will now be back to Girona for sure!

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

It is said that in the past everyone who was new to the city should kiss the bum of a lioness in order to be accepted and then granted to come back in the future. People still do this and kiss the bottom of a...More

1  Thank stendek
Reviewed 25 June 2017

A must-see at your visit to Girona. Good spot to relax at the nearby restaurants as well. Recommended.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

A statue of a lion up a pole, which supposedly bestows good luck / ensures a return if you kiss / rub it on the bottom. There are now steps with a handrail to make it easier, but some seem to have transferred the legend...More

Thank Hornado
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Get your good luck here. Touch the lion's rear end and whoopee you'll never have bad luck again. Yeh right, but you can always blame it all on the "Spanish".

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

I expected the statue to be huge and almost completely overlooked it. A nice to have seen, but not remarkable. We were told one had to kiss the lioness' .you-know-what so you would be guaranteed to come back to Girona. I would rather throw coins...More

Thank Vaganbond2017
Reviewed 11 April 2017

SO many pictures everywhere speak of this little lion, a nice replica of the original when you chance upon it near the bridge at the bottom of the Basilica de Sant Feliu. You may wonder why people kiss its little tail piece but its a...More

Thank SheriLaizer
Reviewed 27 March 2017

On a recent stroll around the old town I noticed that this attraction has a new set of steps to help visitors who want to follow the tradition of kissing this object. Following the tragic accident at this spot I suppose this alteration was long...More

1  Thank Andrew M
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