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Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo

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La Rambla
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Address: Plaza Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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08:30 - 20:30
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Ride to the top, and you'll see!

The Columbus Monument which was dedicated...

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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It's a big roundabout with the guy pointing to the americas on top if the roundabout. There's a big sidewalk that takes you to the marina and were you can have a nice stroll... read more

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It's a big roundabout with the guy pointing to the americas on top if the roundabout. There's a big sidewalk that takes you to the marina and were you can have a nice stroll. Worth a visit.

Thank Antoniodiaspaiva
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting upstairs of the Columbus memorial is a very nice experience (6€/adult, 4€/children, free in some cases), except if you are claustrophobic and/or agoraphobic. The place upstairs is quite small, and, if there is some wind, you may get the feeling of movement. In any case, the views of all the city are simply spectacular.

Thank rpicos
Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous statue of Colombo. Everyone should see it. It's located directly near the sea. You can also view it using the city tour bus for better view.

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Lochgelly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked our tickets through City Discovery and took the wine tasting option. Well worth the money and the views from the top are fab. Not much space to walk round and the lift only takes 2 people plus the elevator operator. Nice to get a different perspective and view of the city from 60m up. Even better there was a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mr Columbus looks a little confused. He is pointing, not to America, but to Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous avenue. This is a famous landmark and you can pay to take the little lift to the top. I guess there will be good views from there, although those from Montjuic much better.

Thank Howi58
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's good to see you at the final of the Rambla, nothing more, period. If you want to use the elevator there a good possibility to get traped there...

Thank Pelias M
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a lot of people were standing on one leg being photographed when I arrived here, I think it is because from the right hand side of La Rambla it does look as if Columbus is standing on one leg.

Thank KevinRayment
Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good way to end your walk down Las Ramblas. This very large and impressive monument to Christopher Columbus was built in a very heraldic style over 100 years ago and includes angels proclaiming Columbus' glory while lions surround the base are sitting on guard.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is very nice from the top of the monument also you can see some curiosities about the monument. I realized about marihuane plants on the monument. Why these plants are there? Do u think Christopher Colombus discovered that plant in America plus the continent? When you go there watch carefully around the monument and you will see the... More 

Thank Ruth G
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This monument is emblematic of the city. We started there on our segway day and we let there for our las golondrinas day. Photos are cool and monument is very nice. Do not miss it.

Thank Nathalie P

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