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Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo

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Address: Plaza Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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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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Pointing the wrong way?

Seems like he's pointing towards Algeria Actually quite a nice tribute though with his story drawn the whole way around the base Paints a bit too much of a story of a hero about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

if you are traveling on your own, you would not know all the stories about the all figures on the monument - it's just a statue in mid of crossing. If you choose to go and listen to full excursion then it has more sense. In general - if you spend at least few days in Barcelona, you will cross... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get tickets for going up the column in the tourist office below the monument. The lift is quick and there are good views all around from inside the crown, below the statue itself. We paid a couple of euros extra to have a glass of wine as well in 'wine bar' in the information office. Very friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seems like he's pointing towards Algeria Actually quite a nice tribute though with his story drawn the whole way around the base Paints a bit too much of a story of a hero about him if you ask me though

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Situated on a roundabout at the end of Las Ramblas this is hard to miss but impressive as well. Try and work out where he is pointing too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a must to see, but you do get neck ache marveling at the statue, gets really busy with tourists so taking photos without them in the background is difficult.

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Chester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great monument to visit whilst in Barcelona and it's free ! :) It leads on to the harbour and then onto the beach if you keep going.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Really an amazing and interesting spectacle to see before my journey home. Interesting piece of history in the heart of Barcelona

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife, two children and I visited Barcelona in December 2016 and January 2017. After visiting the Picasso Museum and the Basilica Santa Maria del Mar, my wife and children took a taxi back to the hotel and I continued walking. It is about another 15 minutes walking to the monument. The Christopher Columbus monument is located in the center... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

It was my wife's ninth visit to Barcelona, and my fifth - and we had never been up the Columbus Column. So one fine Sunday afternoon we got our tickets - there were not even any queues - and stepped into the lift. While going up we had a heated discussion with the attendant on the respective merits of Swiss... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

One of the most interesting monuments in Barcelona. Just near the port. I would recommand to visit the viewing platform as well! You cant get great views of port and Rambla from any other place...

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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 appetising selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
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