World’s Largest El Caganer, 19-Foot Tall Defecating Giant in Barcelona

Caganer gegant al centre comercial Maremagnum

Caganer gegant al centre comercial Maremagnum

Caganer gegant al centre comercial Maremagnum

In December 2010, a 19-foot tall defecating giant at the Maremagnum Shopping Centre in Barcelona, Spain snagged the Guinness World Record for Largest Caganer.

El Caganer is a pooping peasant figure in Catalan Christmas nativity scenes, often found squatting off to the side of the traditional scene. Small Caganer statues are now sold online but can be still found (sometimes out of immediate view) at the open air holiday markets in Catalonia and Spain. There are hundreds of variations of this defecating figure, including: politicians, rock stars and many more.

Caganers

photos by Rafel Miro and Oriol Gascón

Written by Rusty Blazenhoff

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