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Torre de les Aigues del Besos

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Old Water Tower

This tower is a landmark in Poblenou. It was initially planned to reach a height of 80m but... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
local trasures

Off the beaten track. Great context to connect with the area of Poblenou. Historic details and... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Ines V
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barcelona, Spain
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30 May 2018
“Old Water Tower”
22 Jan 2018
“local trasures”
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La Torre de les Aigües del Besòs - the Besòs river water tower, is a landmark in Poblenou. It is considered as one of the beautiful water towers and it represents one of the first modernist buildings in Catalunya. Climbing its over 300 steps you'll...more
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Carrer de la Selva de Mar, 9 | Placa de Ramon Calsina, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

La Torre de les Aigües was built in 1882 by Pere Falqués, one of the many "modernista" architects in Cataluña at the time (think of Gaudí for example). It now stands out as a contrast to the new, hyper-modern Diagonal Mar. The tower was supposed...More

4  Thank Len P
Visites_Torre_Aigues, Guest Relations Manager at Torre de les Aigues del Besos, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Thanks for your visit and for your kind comments Runeberg! We are glad you enjoyed the visit. Thanks for sharing.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This tower is a landmark in Poblenou. It was initially planned to reach a height of 80m but construction ceased at 51m. It was inaugurated in 1882.At that time it was the tallest building in Barcelona. Its purpose was to store and supply water to...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Off the beaten track. Great context to connect with the area of Poblenou. Historic details and great views.

1  Thank Ines V
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The last Saturday of the month they offer a night tour finishing with an amazing and romantic view all over the city of Barcelona and a glass of cava. As it was only my partner and me, the tour guide, who by the way was...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this, if that is possible for such a large object. It was free on the day but 2 Euro to view from the top from where you could see all over Barcelona. Lots of interesting art and sculptures with friendly helpful staff. The...More

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Visites_Torre_Aigues, Guest Relations Manager at Torre de les Aigues del Besos, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thanks for your visit and review, Peter! We are glad you liked it!

Reviewed 17 January 2016

Good for a little walk after lunch.Interesting architecture around, pleasant pedestrian surroundings .

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Visites_Torre_Aigues, Guest Relations Manager at Torre de les Aigues del Besos, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Thanks for your comment. We are glad you liked the area. We invite you to visit the inside and climb the stairs to the top, the history and the view won't dissapoint you!

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Well worth the €5 despite my Catalan de less than basic. Guide included us with references to Manchester and the industrial growth of late 19th century. Excellent engineering, great architecture, impressive display of artisan skills. Of course the views from top are wonderful but there...More

1  Thank Stephen D
Visites_Torre_Aigues, Guest Relations Manager at Torre de les Aigues del Besos, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Thanks for your visit and for your kind comments Stephen! We are glad you enjoyed the visit. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 12 July 2014

La Torre de les Aigües was built in 1882 by Pere Falqués, one of the many "modernista" architects in Cataluña at the time (think of Gaudí for example). It now stands out as a contrast to the new, hyper-modern Diagonal Mar. The tower was supposed...More

4  Thank Len P
Visites_Torre_Aigues, Guest Relations Manager at Torre de les Aigues del Besos, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Thanks for your visit and for your kind comments Runeberg! We are glad you enjoyed the visit. Thanks for sharing.

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