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Columbus Monument

Plaza Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 85 38 32
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Ride to the top, and you'll see! The Columbus Monument which was dedicated in 1888 as part of the ceremonies marking the Universal Exhibition, stands at the end of La Rambla of Barcelona, near the sea. Take the lift inside the column to the viewing gallery at the top, a viewpoint 60 meters above the ground, where you can enjoy great views of Barcelona.
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Plaza Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked by the monument at the end of the Ramblas and while impressive no one wanted to stop and visit.

Thank swansfromBoston
Reviewed 5 days ago

Going up in the monument was okay, but it is a very small space, and you cannot see well out of the top. The best part of this was the bottom of the monument has a wine area that was very tasty!!! Go there :)

Thank Mooreea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see the statue from many angles therefore Good for orientation or as a Meeting Point. Nice see View. Recommendation: include it in a beach walk or run in the morning and Enjoy the area around the Harbour and the impressive ships.

Thank Verena W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely monument, great for photos, there is an information centre within it and this also has a disabled chair lift for accessibility. There are lots of photo opportunities and info only downside is there is literally no shade from the blazing sun and it's extremely...More

Thank Rubyroored
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good solid statue surrounded by buildings. Landmark for walking around. Well preserved. Look what he did for the world.

1  Thank Lucyleak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical monument on tall pedestal. Too high to really get a good look at Christopher. Lions at the base make a good photo op for kids, just look out for traffic when getting there.

Thank zzzop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mirador de Colom is located at the end of La Rambla. It was designed by Catalan architect Gaietà Buigas i Monravà for the Universal Exhibition in 1888 in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America. It was a technological sensation at the...More

1  Thank citineraries
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at the end of La Ramblas before you reach the beach. Really high and beautiful like everything in Barcelona. Close it there are several street performers and photo opportunities.

Thank G R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty sure that any person that visits Barcelona will come across this monument. Yes there is a history behind it, and yes it has its design behind it, however it is still a monument located in the heart of the city. A must visit, dependent...More

Thank L4-Doha
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It was a nice view from the top, if you don't know Spanish, then you can't read about the history up there... For the wine part after being up on the top, we got a big glass :D but the staff who served the wine...More

Thank TuristensKlagande
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