New Hesperia
Urban intervention
6 synthetic golden apples




According to the Greek myth about the theft of the golden apples, these apples were zealously guarded by a fierce dragon in the paradisiacal garden of Hesperides. Although it is a classical myth, it has a very special meaning within Catalonian culture, since it appears narrated in the epic poem “Atlantis” written by Jacint Verdaguer. In his verses, Verdaguer reminds us how Heracles (Hercules), broke branch off the tree of these golden fruits, and planted it somewhere in Catalonia. For this reason, this ephemeral intervention took place in front of the Sagrada Familia temple in Barcelona, in relation to the figure of Gaudí and his passion for the hagiographic legend of St Jordi.