Floralis Generic

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Floralis Generica is a giant flower over 20 meters high, designed by the architect Eduardo Catalana. He did it with the idea of reflecting the dynamism of time as a gift for the city. It was inaugurated on April 13, 2002.

The flower is made of stainless steel and aluminum and weighs 18 tons. It is the first moving sculpture controlled by a hydraulic system and photoelectric cells.

Did you know?
A few years after its inauguration, the mechanism broke because the storm forced its petals. It was open 24 hours. until June 10, 2015 regained movement.