Torre Agbar, Barcelona

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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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  • Wanted to see it up close as it is one of the famous buildings in Barcelona.The building is impressive and creative . It looks like standing alone dwarfing other buildings around.The concept and the e...  more »
  • The torre Agbar seems a copy of London's most famous Gherkin, inter alia opened just one year before the Catalan building, taller than 40 meters and architecturally interesting. It is worth to admire it on the occasion of the visit of the nearby Museum of Design.
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  • Torre Agbar at night is a true spectacle. Unique and super colorful. We haven't had the chance to see it during the day.
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  • Pretty cool building, with a nice shopping mall right next to it (they're still working on it however).
  • Pretty cool structure. The area is really nice too. Still under construction, a lot of work being done.
  • Impressive building that's a cool landmark to use at night. The facade is louvres which help ventilate the building
  • It looks more like a bullet than a dildo if you ask me. It looks nice but definitely not worth it to visit. If you're going to the design museum you'll be seeing the building anyway.
  • One of the most unique buildings in Barcelona, somewhat reminiscent of the 30 St Mary Axe building in London. At night its quite diatinct since it shines in red and blue light. Certain nights of the years the color scheme differs.

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