Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo, Barcelona
(3.3/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • At the end of the Ramblas, giving step to the environment more maritime, we found with this sculpture of Christopher Columbus. Impresses by its height and are can enter inside to see the views, prior payment. As a curiosity, it is peculiar to take into account that this Colon points to Mallorca, not to America.
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  • To tell the truth on the elevator, will take you up on the observation deck. Wind blows and shakes a little bit scared will however, was good and the weather is good, enjoy it. But long is not so.
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  • Monument to Christopher Columbus I visited more than once, the location of its sites to frequent visit. 60 metre high monument, located close to the sea and the port. Worth it to once again take a picture and remember great people. All recommend, thanks
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