Our cities are full of majestic monuments, stunning sculptures and artistic statues, each having a story to tell. While the first statues were meant to celebrate the gods, later famous people, military leaders, and generals, now it might also be a modern art and abstract piece of work. A sculpture’s main purpose today is public art – something that’s aesthetically pleasing and adds color and emotion to even the most boring areas of the cities. Thousands of them have been made but only a few of them are really extraordinary and thus, famous statues. That’s why our readers set out to find the world’s most creative ones, from modern sculptures to classical artworks.

For some time, bored pandas around the globe have been submitting their pictures of the most famous sculptures here. We have received more than 160 pictures and hundreds of votes which resulted in this awesome list. We added a couple of our own pictures and made the final compilation of the most creative sculptures and statues from around the world. Be sure to check it below!

1. Mustangs By Robert Glen, Las Colinas, Texas, USA

Image credits: mustangsoflascolinas.com

2. Expansion by Paige Bradley, New York, USA

Image credits: Anastasia Tank

3. The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby, Wroclaw, Poland

Image credits: Anonymous Panda

4. Salmon Sculpture, Portland, Oregon, USA

Image credits: Ava Hirschsohn

5. People Of The River By Chong Fah Cheong, Singapore

Image credits: gaartu.livejournal.com

6. The Shoes On The Danube Bank by Can Togay & Gyula Pauer, Budapest, Hungary

Image credits: Nikodem Nijaki

7. The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay, New York, USA

Image credits: dailyphotostream.blogspot.com

8. Break Through From Your Mold By Zenos Frudakis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Image credits: Julija K.

9. Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Image credits: panoramio.com

Image credits: iq.lt

10. Les Voyageurs, Marseilles, France

Image credits: Bruno Catalano

11. Nelson Mandela, South Africa

Image credits: marcocianfanelli.com

12. De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium

Image credits: panoramio.com

13. Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas, USA

Image credits: theworldofgord.com

14. Spider, Tate Modern, London, UK

Image credits: Alf Gillman


15. Hippo Sculptures, Taipei, Taiwan

Image credits: Patche99z

16. Sinking Building Outside State Library, Melbourne, Australia

Image credits: Anonymous Panda

17. Iguana Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Image credits: Sanchez Herrero

18. Man At Work, Bratislava, Slovakia

Image credits: Lukas Jaborka

19. Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania

Image credits: Dan Dima

20. A Scene From The World War With Real-Size Statues, Eceabat, Turkey

Image credits: Ionut Naidin

21. Man Hanging Out, Prague, Czech Republic

Image credits: civicartsproject.com

22. Kelpies, Grangemouth, UK

Image credits: Andrew Milligan

23. A Day Out, Adelaide, Australia

Sculpture by: Marguerite Derricourt | Image credits: peterclayton.com.au

24. The Unknown Official, Reykjavik, Iceland

Image credits: geoffdeburca

25. The Shark, Oxford, UK

Image credits: artmoscow.wordpress.com