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"Torre Colom Barcelona"

built for the 1888 World Exposition, the Columbus Monument has an elevator to a narrow enclosed viewpoint below the crowning statue by sculptor Rafael Atche.

Address: Plaza Portal de la pau S/N, Barcelona. 08001

Summary of prices for Torre Colom Barcelona

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual 6.00 Euros
Child 4.00 Euros For 4-12 Years. Under 4 FREE
Group/Family Ticket: No.
Notes: Buy tickets in the turist information office below monument.
Free day:

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About Torre Colom Barcelona

Views: 379. Updated: Sep 22, 2021 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

A 60m tall monument constructed for the 1888 Universal Exhibition in honour of columbus fist voyage to the Americas. On his return from the new world Columbus reported to Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V in Barcelona.

The statue at the top depicts columbus pointoing towards the new world while holding a scroll. However the statue is not actually pointing west and many believe he is pointing towards his home town of Genoa. This is not true as the statue points south-southeast towards the Northern African Coastline. Most likely the statue is orientated this way to have him pointing out to sea.

Around the stone pedestal are statues of eight people related to Columbus and four figures that represent four realms of Spain: the Principality of Catalonia, and the kingdoms of Leon, Aragon, and Castile. The base has four staircases, each flanked by two lions.

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Visiting Torre Colom Barcelona

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An elevator inside the column takes visitors up to a viewing platform at the top just below the statue. To access the viewpoint take the narrow starcase down into the tourist information office located below the statue and buy a ticket at the desk. Generally there are no queues.

For opening times and ticket purchase online check the website.

Torre Colombus Viewpoint opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 08:30h to 20:30h.

Closed: anuary 1st and December 25th.

Note: Due to the confined space inside the Torre Colombus Viewpoint it is temporarily closed.

Getting To Torre Colom Barcelona

Nearest TMB Metro is Drasanes on the green (L3) line.

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