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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  • 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 the...  more »
  • Cheap Buena.Bonita visit: climb up and obtain an image and Barcelona... Then you can go to the mountain of the Tividabo...
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  • Stroll along the sea from the hotel to the East, to the Columbus statue. As land place I wanted to go, so mark, was even from a wider perspective.
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