Columbus Monument

 Tourist information about the monument built in homage to the discoverer Christopher Columbus
Passeig Josep Carner street and the monument to Columbus. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Barcelona Pictures)
One of the most emblematic and characteristic icons of the city is the majestic monument built in in honor of the discoverer Christopher Columbus, received in 1493 in Barcelona with great honors by the Spanish Catholic Monarchs after his first voyage to America. It is located in the Portal de la Pau Square, at the beginning of the Rambla and next to the Old Port.
The monument was built on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1888. The works took seven years and to finish it was necessary to mount a scaffold with the same high as the monument. The architect Gaietà Buïgas i Monravà is the author of the project. The statue is the work of the sculptor Rafael Atché.
The sculptural set measures a total of 57 meters in height and is divided into three sections. The base of the monument is decorated with statues and bas-reliefs. Above it rises a spectacular Corinthian-style iron column, richly decorated. The monument is crowned by the bronze statue of Columbus, seven meters high. The statue represents Christopher Columbus with the right arm extended pointing the sea, while in the left hand holds a nautical chart.

The Columbus Viewpoint

Visitors have the possibility to get on to the top of the column. In the interior of the column there is a small elevator that allows to ascend until the hemisphere located under the feet of the statue. From the glazed lookout you can see magnificent panoramic views of the city and the port of Barcelona.
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Contact
Address: Portal de la Pau Square - Barcelona 08002
Tel.: +34 932 853 834
Timetable
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Timetable
March - September
Monday to Sunday: 8.30am to 8.30pm.
October - February
Monday to Sunday: 8.30am to 7.30pm.
Closed: January 1 and 6, December 25 and 26.
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Prices
Access to the lookout point
Adults: 4.50 €
Children 4 to 14 years old, retired people over 65: 3.40 €
Children up to 4 years: Free admission
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Public transport
Metro. Drassanes Station (line L3).
Bus. Lines 14, 59, 64, 91, 120, D20 and H16.
Tourist bus. Colom - Museu Marítim bus stop (red route).
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°22'32.7"N 2°10'39.9"E / 41.375746, 2.177762
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