This afternoon the gardens of Barcelona’s Palau Robert will receive the visit of Coralius, a friendly fiber glass horse which is the protagonist of the third edition of the #bcnalgalop action from the Barcelona Equestrian Challenge (BECH). This horse was created, decorated and painted by children from the Sant Joan Baptista School in the Barceloneta. It was created with inspiration from sea’s colors and forms as a symbol of the richness of the marine biodiversity to remember us how important preservation of oceans is. To wait until CSIO Barcelona, the equestrian competition of the year that will take place in October, Coralius realized a summer tour through some of Barcelona’s most emblematic places.
The Palau Robert, located on the 107 Paseo de Gracia is one of the historical building of the city and is listed as a Cultural Property of Local Interest. The Palau Robert was built between 1898 and 1903 as the private residence of Robert I Suris, known as marques Robert. The building is now property of the Catalonian Government and welcomes an active cultural center with a lot of exhibition rooms, a space for concerts, the Catalonian Information Center, a tourism office, a library, and gardens open to the public.
The Palau Robert is the penultimate stop of Coralius’ tour, it will stay there until Sunday, September the 9th. The tour started in July with Tibidabo park (from the 2nd to the 15th), the Olympic Museum (from the 16th to the 22nd) and the commercial Center l’Illa Diagonal (from the 23rd to 30th). And the horse will end its circuit at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona during the first days of October (from the 5th to the 7th) coinciding with CSIO Barcelona.