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Passeig Jaume I


This memorial evokes the historic date of 5 September 1229, when the Catalan fleet commanded by King Jaume I set sail from this point to conquer Majorca, which was held at that time by the Arabs. The sculpture is comprised of a sailboat with the stone figures of King Jaume I and his horse, with the horse’s head covered in gold leaf. The monument, which towers over Salou’s main promenade, was unveiled on 28 November 1965, and is the work of architect Salvador Ripoll and sculptor Lluís Maria Saumells.