St. Jordi’s fountain depicts the knight overcoming the dragon, a common theme in art and artifacts around the city of Barcelona.
And the fountain is not only impressive, the desperate tourist can drink the water. I often wonder about the innocent European tourists who come to the U.S. and assume they can drink the water from our decorative fountains!
This emblem, in the floor of the cloister, commemorates the contribution of the shoemakers’ guild, I am assuming.
The Cathedral itself is grand, of course, but the cloister seems more memorable. I’m always more compelled by living things among the beautiful things that such grand architecture provides.