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Columbus Monument

Plaza Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 85 38 32
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Ride to the top, and you'll see! The Columbus Monument which was dedicated in 1888 as part of the ceremonies marking the Universal Exhibition, stands at the end of La Rambla of Barcelona, near the sea. Take the lift inside the column to the viewing gallery at the top, a viewpoint 60 meters above the ground, where you can enjoy great views of Barcelona.
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Plaza Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla
+34 932 85 38 32
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Columbus monument mid afternoon. There was no queue at the small booth in the base of the monument where you can get a €6 ticket to travel by lift to the viewing platform nearly 60m up. I spent about 15 minutes at...More

Thank Eddie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend visited as a last minute activity. Lovely views when you get to the top, but wouldn't recommend if you don't like confined spaces. I imagine on a busy day you'll be waiting a while for the lift to the top (you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right at the mouth of the city from the port , the statue welcomes you to Barcelona . It is a couple of blocks from the port . It is a striking statue and great for pictures . There is a small lift but expensive...More

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting or ending point of your walk on Las Ramblas, or on your walk to the beach, one of the taller monuments in the city

Thank Pirate828
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great start, in-between or ender of your seaside citytrip! the small elevator -the oldest of Barcelona- can take only 4 p. at the same trip up. but upstairs the view to a big part of the city and certainly the centre is nice! you...More

Thank KristofUytterhoeven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six euro to wait to go up in a tiny lift to a tiny observatory where, admittedly, you can see lovely views of Barcelona but through dirty windows and having to squeeze past other people trying to do the same. Not for the claustrophobic and...More

Thank MrsSparty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was absolutely amazing! ideally located at the bottom of ramblas, and the port vell and maremgnum shopping centre by. we saw it in night aswell was really cool, it was very busy outside during the day with tourists taking photo etc, so we werent...More

Thank RubyR320
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We guessed it was Columbus the 1st time but we weren't sure. This is a terrific monument. It sits between La Rambla and the water. We used the monument to get our bearings when coming from the beach. You can't miss this monument if you...More

Thank wasntme58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fitting that a monument to one of the world’s greatest explorers now stands in the center of what amounts to a transportation hub. Admire it as you wait for a taxi. The surrounding statues, including the lions, are impressive. Take time to cross over to...More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very impressive monument,and all the surrounding area is quite nice.we picked up a bike tour guide there and he explained all about it.

Thank david h
La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry
riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-metre boulevard,
and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La
Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll
past impressive human statues and artists while others
take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at
one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic
Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and
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