Capgròs de Narcís Monturiol


Fact sheet

The Narcís Monturiol capgròs belongs to the Coordinadora de Geganters de Barcelona. He represents the illustrious 19th-century engineer from Figueres who created the first manned submarine, called the Ictíneo.

This big-head figure was made by the Cardona image-maker Toni Mujal in 2009 to mark Monturiol Year and take part in the La Mercè parade. Since then he has been part of the Coordinadora de Geganters de Barcelona parade group, taking part in gatherings and parades around the city, often accompanied by another big-head figure representing Ildefons Cerdà.

The Monturiol figure is permanently displayed at the Eixample district offices, along with the Gaudiesque giant figures from the Pedrera and Crespinella de Barcelona.