Unusual City Monuments

We’re all familiar with famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Colosseum and Statue of Liberty, but what about the more obscure ones? If you fancy getting fit on your next city break, try and check out these lesser known and unusual monuments.


Le Pouce, Paris

Le Pouce or ‘the thumb’ was created by sculptor César Baldaccini, and can be found in the business area of La Défense. It was created in 1965 , weighs 18 tonnes and is 12 metres high.
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De Vaartkapoen, Belgium

This is a statue of a police officer being tripped up by a man hiding in the drain. The sculpture was created in 1985 by Tom Frantzen and can be found in front of the Communauté Française building.

Cloud Gate, Chicago

Created by Anish Kapoor in 2006, Cloud Gate is a cloud shaped door made of 168 stainless steel plates. You can find this unusual monument in the AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop area of Chicago.

Statue of St. Wenceslas Riding a Dead Horse, Prague

This statue can be found hanging from the ceiling of the Art Nouveau Lucerna Palace in Prague. It was created by David Cerny and is aimed at mocking the original statue of Wenceslas.