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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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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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Stunning monument

We didn't spend a lot of time here but it's most definitely worth a visit. It's very well kept and it's excellent for photo opportunities.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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GREEN BAY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the harbor end of Las Ramblas this monument is situated in the middle of a traffic circle. There is a small museum situated underneath and for an entry fee the ability to go up for views of the harbor and Gothic Quarter. Smaller statues surround the main monument. Good people watching spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this. You get up on a tiny lift and but once upstairs the views are very good. It was originally opened in 1888 for one Barcelona's World Fair.

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TEXAS
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of all the places to visit in Barcelona, this one is not worth the time. If you are wanting pictures, take the ride to Montjuic. You will get lots of GREAT pictures that way.

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Whitwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't spend a lot of time here but it's most definitely worth a visit. It's very well kept and it's excellent for photo opportunities.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an impressive monument on a roundabout at the end of Las Ramblas and although a "must see" is more a "can't miss" because it towers over the area. For a fee you can enter and go to the viewing gallery in the crown to get views of the city.....

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

if you are traveling on your own, you would not know all the stories about the all figures on the monument - it's just a statue in mid of crossing. If you choose to go and listen to full excursion then it has more sense. In general - if you spend at least few days in Barcelona, you will cross... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

You can get tickets for going up the column in the tourist office below the monument. The lift is quick and there are good views all around from inside the crown, below the statue itself. We paid a couple of euros extra to have a glass of wine as well in 'wine bar' in the information office. Very friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Seems like he's pointing towards Algeria Actually quite a nice tribute though with his story drawn the whole way around the base Paints a bit too much of a story of a hero about him if you ask me though

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Situated on a roundabout at the end of Las Ramblas this is hard to miss but impressive as well. Try and work out where he is pointing too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a must to see, but you do get neck ache marveling at the statue, gets really busy with tourists so taking photos without them in the background is difficult.

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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 appetising selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
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