Weather column and sundial

Parc de la Ciutadella

Design: Josep Ricart i Giralt, Josep Fontseré
Materials: Marble
Inauguration: December 15, 1884

It is a quadrangular pedestal holding a celestial sphere surrounded by a belt of Roman numerals, that was apparently a sundial.

On the other hand, the design of the column reminds of one of those that are frequently found in Masonic temples. In effect, the entrance of the lodges is presided over by two columns that recall those that crossed the entrance to the mythical temple of Solomon. They are called Jakin and Boaz and are represented by the letters J and B, respectively. The B holds sometimes a globe, representing strength, and J a celestial vault, which symbolizes stability, and usually coincides with the meteorological column of the Ciutadella.

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