Torre Colom Christopher Columbus monument and port viewpoint
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Torre Colom Christopher Columbus monument and port viewpoint

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Updated: Sep 22, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Torre Colom Barcelona

Summary: 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:

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


About Torre Colom Barcelona:

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:

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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Street Map Port of Barcelona

PDF: Street Map Port of Barcelona
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Metro Map Drassanes

PDF: Metro Map Drassanes


BCN04 - Historic Port of Barcelona

City walk in Barcelona in Old port area via Maritime museum, Torre Colon, Maremagnum shoping centre, Boat tours, Post office, Our lady of Mercy Basilica and Wax museum.

Distance: 3.69 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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