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Columbus Monument

Opens in 21 min: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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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...more
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Plaza Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla
+34 932 85 38 32
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This monument is at the bottom end of Las Rambla. Think it was 6 euros to go up in the lift. A lot of people miss this but it is worth a visit.

Thank StonesFanLincoln
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though not a huge Christopher Columbus fan, this is a very interesting work of art and reflects many of the scenes associated with Columbus's first voyage to the America's.

Thank RickD774
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a quick point to note. It’s not always known but there is a lift that takes you to the top. I say lift -2 people at a time with the guide which is a bit tight but worth it for the view

Thank John g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monument of Christopher Columbus is a beautiful one with inscriptions down the bottom. It’s located at the end of La Rambla near the aquarium. For 6€, you could buy a ticket to go to the top. Great views from there. But be aware that...More

Thank Slim5144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a 60m tall monument at the end of Las Ramblas nearest the water. It was built for the 1888 Universal Exposition (as was the equally impressive Arch de Triomphe. There’s a lot going on here, with many statues and sculptures on the base,...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big column by the harbor with lots of traffic circling it. It's a focal point for cruise ship arrivals. A Metro station here plus some cafes with coffee and food.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is found at the bottom of Las Ramblas and is quite impressive looking. It has some beautiful design work at the bottom but you wouldn't stand around all day looking at it, perhaps 15 minutes or so. I wish we'd realised we could go...More

Thank roamingtraveller92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive monument built for the 1882Barcelona exposition. €6 ride to the top in the original 3-person, hydraulic (now electric) elevator is worth the view! Enter through the tourist visitor center located at the base of the monument.

Thank TicoLee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't miss this if you go down towards the marina and the trade centre. It's at the bottom of the iconic Las Ramblas and you can go up to the top for a great view. Unfortunately we didn't know that at the time.

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very lively area at the end of Las Ramblas, high traffic area with opportunities for great pictures of the harbor, take a one-hour boat ride on the Mediterranean or just sit and enjoy watching the seagulls.

Thank averastravels
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La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry
riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-metre boulevard,
and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La
Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll
past impressive human statues and artists while others
take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at
one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic
Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and
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Connor R
June 2, 2018|
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Response from SevenoaksSinjun | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I don't recall a park dedicated to Columbus near the column, but there are other big parks nearby which are nice to visit.