Torre Agbar, Barcelona

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Torre Agbar is a 38-story skyscraper shaped like a bullet that towers over the city. While residents didn’t initially accept it, the building is now a symbol of architecture and the Catalan capital. Unfortunately, you can enter only the ground floor. Since the building hosts the city’s water company, there are often temporary exhibits with water-related themes. View this attraction by way of bus tours that travel the city, or even from a helicopter tour. Plan to see Torre Agbar and other attractions that appeal to you using our Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.
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  • Loved seeing the design of the building as I went by on bike. I'm not sure I would have gone out of my way to visit it though.  more »
  • Saw it from the top of the viewing platform on the fantabulous bullring shopping mall and it looks amazing and weirdly look like the gherkin in London.  more »
  • We were very lucky to have a fabulous view of the Torre Agbar from our hotel room at the Novotel Barcelona City. The lights are a tribute to Gaudi and his architectural work. The building had...  more »
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  • This building is like the Barcelona version of the Gherkin in London. The Torre Agbar is much like the Gherkin in shape, it’s a distinctive piece of contemporary architecture that stands out in a relatively open area. The coloured square panes that cover the exterior is a mixture of red and blue shades that remind me of the sunset or sunrise. The colours of the building are further accentuated by the nocturnal illumination. Definitely worth coming here both night and day to see the contrast.
  • While I am not blessed enough to have entered this icon tower, I can say that this tower is an important part of Barcelona. The city would not be the same without it. The architecture is unique, but still tasteful and not too ostentatious. I hope to one day enter this FINE building and get to enjoy from the inside.
  • Torre Agbar is intended to recall the shape of a geyser rising into the air. It was inspired by Montserrat, a mountain near Barcelona. A defining feature of the building is its nocturnal illumination.
  • An approximately 150m skyscraper, this tower is very attractive and the way that it was built is very curious. I recommend having a look at it and the whole area of Glòria, the commercial centre, the street market just around the corner (open a few days per week) and the main street in the neighbourhood. Enjoyable area of Barcelona.
  • As an modern architectural icon of Barcelona, Torre Glòries stands as the gateway to El Poblenou. Inspired by Montserrat, the tower also exhibit similarity in shape to the Gherkin in London. But the distinctive moasic pattern in vivid blue and orange seen on the exterior glass clearly reveal its Catalonian identity. Interestingly, the architect admitted the tower has a phallic character, giving birth to many of the towers "naughty nicknames". During night the tower is illuminated with a sophisticated lighting system that claim being capable of producing tens of millions of colors. This is definitely a scence worth checking out in Barcelona.

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