Christopher Columbus Monument Barcelona, Spain
The Columbus Monument overlooking the harbor (close up view). La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Mstyslav Chernov
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Monument a Cristòfor Colom. Barcelona
Carme Ribes Moreno
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Säule zum Gedenken an Columbus
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The bronze statue depicts Columbus standing on a globe and pointing towards America. It was created by Rafael Atché for the 1888 World Exposition. More than 7 meters high, this statue is a tribute to Christopher Columbus, who supposedly landed here after he discovered America. The statue is set on top of a tall Corinthian column and the pedestal is decorated with allegorical statues. It features four characters which represent the four regions of Spain: the Principality of Catalonia and the kingdoms of León, Aragon and Castile. You can also spot some depictions of important scenes from Columbus's voyage and coats of arms. There's a lift that goes up to the observation deck. Although it's often crowded, it's worth the view.
Admission:

General admission:
Adults: €6
Children (4 - 12), seniors (65+): €4

Wine tasting + Columbus Monument:
Adults: €8
Seniors: €6

Tickets bought online are cheaper.
Hours:

Daily: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Closed: Jan 1, Jan 6, Dec 25 and Dec 26
Last lift departs 30 minutes before closing.
Address:

Plaça del Portal de la Pau,
08039 Barcelona, Spain
Phone:

34 932 853 832
Email:

info@barcelonaturisme.com


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