Christopher Columbus Monument

Local nameMonument a Cristòfor Colom
LocationBarcelona, Spain

The bronze statue depicts Columbus standing on a globe and pointing towards America. It was created by Rafael Atché for the 1888 World Exposition. More than 7 meters high, this statue is a tribute to Christopher Columbus, who supposedly landed here after he discovered America.

The statue is set on top of a tall Corinthian column and the pedestal is decorated with allegorical statues. It features four characters which represent the four regions of Spain: the Principality of Catalonia and the kingdoms of León, Aragon and Castile. You can also spot some depictions of important scenes from Columbus's voyage and coats of arms.

There's a lift that goes up to the observation deck. Although it's often crowded, it's worth the view.

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Opening hours

Daily: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

Closed: Jan 1, Jan 6, Dec 25 and Dec 26
Last lift departs 30 minutes before closing.


General admission:
Adults: €6
Children (4 - 12), seniors (65+): €4

Wine tasting + Columbus Monument:
Adults: €8
Seniors: €6

Tickets bought online are cheaper.

More information and contact


More information at Barcelona's official tourism website


Phone 34 932 853 832

Address Plaça del Portal de la Pau, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

Coordinates 41°22'32.881" N 2°10'39.982" E

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