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 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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

Admission

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

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Monument,_Barcelona

More information at Barcelona's official tourism website http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/Mirador-de-Colom/_vf-SMlY1yIuKQTV1aq49kLbmNjQbVDIUF6via8Dyow3N-EOa8-bs3Az0lqtV80-5

Email info@barcelonaturisme.com

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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