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Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo

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Address: Plaza Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Ride to the top, and you'll see!

The Columbus Monument which was dedicated...

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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There is a lift to the top.

I was unaware of the lift when we visited so didn't go up. The monument is surrounded by a very busy round about, so be careful crossing whilst looking up & taking photos of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

well, the Statue ain't really impressive - it's tall, so you can see it from afar...but nothing unusual with that. We didn't go up, so I can't tell if the view is good or anything...

Thank Natalie K
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite an impressive statue on a tall pillar. It is at the end of La Rambla, so if you are walking to the port, you will see it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was unaware of the lift when we visited so didn't go up. The monument is surrounded by a very busy round about, so be careful crossing whilst looking up & taking photos of the monument. A handy reference point when walking around the marina. I wouldn't travel just to see this, but you will likely pass it whilst walking... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo is an icon of Barcelona. You can't miss it and if you are there don't miss the elevator that wil take you to the top of the column so you can enjoy the wonderful views .

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here Columbus has moored after his successful trip to America. At the top there is a statue that points to the west. I think there are stairs inside and one can climb to the panoramic terrace at the top.

Thank Ogi0
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a big roundabout with the guy pointing to the americas on top if the roundabout. There's a big sidewalk that takes you to the marina and were you can have a nice stroll. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Getting upstairs of the Columbus memorial is a very nice experience (6€/adult, 4€/children, free in some cases), except if you are claustrophobic and/or agoraphobic. The place upstairs is quite small, and, if there is some wind, you may get the feeling of movement. In any case, the views of all the city are simply spectacular.

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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Famous statue of Colombo. Everyone should see it. It's located directly near the sea. You can also view it using the city tour bus for better view.

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Lochgelly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

Booked our tickets through City Discovery and took the wine tasting option. Well worth the money and the views from the top are fab. Not much space to walk round and the lift only takes 2 people plus the elevator operator. Nice to get a different perspective and view of the city from 60m up. Even better there was a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Mr Columbus looks a little confused. He is pointing, not to America, but to Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous avenue. This is a famous landmark and you can pay to take the little lift to the top. I guess there will be good views from there, although those from Montjuic much better.

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