Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo, Barcelona

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One of Barcelona’s iconic landmarks and a favorite perch of pigeons, the 60 m (197 ft) Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo points proudly across the sea. Built in 1888 to commemorate Columbus reporting his first journey to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, the monument features a bronze statue standing atop a Corinthian column. Although many like to think that Columbus is pointing toward the New World that he was credited with discovering, the statue is, in fact, aiming his finger toward Algeria. Take a look at our Barcelona itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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.  more »
  • No doubt some, one of the most emblematic elements of Barcelona. I have not gone up, but if I've seen it from the bottom several times and it is wonderful.
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  • Pass and get to know the monument worth where then take a photo and watch 5 minutes continue getting to know Barcelona
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