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Columbus Monument

305 Reviews
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(March 1st - September 30th) 8:30-20:30, (October 1st - February 28th of the following year) 8:30-19:30 (January 1, January 6th, December 25, 26) rest. Stop entering 30 minutes before closing
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Plaça Portal de la pau, s/n, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34-932-853832

What people are saying:

in my opinion, the statue is more like a totem, one hand holds book, one hand, pointing to the direction of the American continent Columbus in the face of the sea, "to the west, to the west" shout and behind saturated with faith, has been deeply integrated into the once sea overlord of every people in the blood.

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4.3/5Very Good
  • VadimM67
    Madrid, Spain

    Columbus points to Majorca.

    The statue of Columbus symbolically completes the Rambla walk. However, I always do this after 9 PM, so I never visited the observation deck inside the column. Why does Columbus stand in Barcelona? Be...

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  • Mairwen1

    The Best Starting Point to Explore Port Vell and the Waterfront

    If you walk the length of Las Ramblas, heading towards the water, your walk will end at the Colombus monument. This is the best starting point to explore the Port Vell waterfront area. You’ll see th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1597874365000+0800)/
  • Lowell-Fin


    it is very impressive, the view from the bottom is amazing. this monument is really tall and full of beauty

    Reviewed on /Date(1593364346000+0800)/
  • Francisco-XD84

    Great monument and plaza

    This is a plaza with an imposing monument in honour to Christopher Columbus with a beautiful view of the coast of Barcelona, being close to either Las Ramblas (right at the end of this avenue) or Barc...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584601612000+0800)/
  • Vivasummer

    Beautiful coastal view

    If you are at Las Ramblas then try your best to walk all the way to the end toward the sea and pay homage to Christoper Colombus. The Columbus monument was beautiful constructed with Columbus pointing...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584485795000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Constructed for the 1888 exposition, the Columbus Monument in Barcelona is a significant landmark of the city and commemorates the location where Christopher Columbus was greeted by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella on his return from his first journey to America. This 197 foot cast-iron monument was sculpted by Rafael Atche. It is said to depict Columbus pointing out land upon reaching the Americas. The statue which houses an elevator in its column, offers you the chance to view the city from a viewing platform located in the sphere under the statue's feet.
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