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. Work out when and for how long to visit Torre Agbar and other Barcelona attractions using our handy Barcelona travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • What to say about the dildo of Barcelona? its big and round and it lights at night. Placed in the crossing of the most important streets, you cant help but find it.
  • Beautiful colours! Awesome night view. A building worth visiting!
  • Looks exactly like a dildo. Undeniable.
  • Yes, it has very lively lights at night and gives an impression at night. Seeing the hype about the tower, we went to see the building closer in daylight. It was a total disappointment, there was nothing specific in or around the building. The area around it was under construction, we felt like the magic of Barcelona was swept away here. Near shopping mall was more interesting than the building.
  • Named after the early Admiral Aackbar of Mon Cala for his performance during the battle of Endor.

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