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Columbus Monument#8 of 33 places to visit in Barcelona
The Columbus Monument (Mirador de Colón) was installed on the occasion of the World Exhibition in Barcelona in 1888, its height is 60 meters and the Columbus statue is a little more than seven meters.
An interesting fact is that the finger of the statue is pointing in the direction of America. Locals are sure that their monument to Christopher is unique because it stands on the place where Columbus landed after his journey to America. He wanted to tell the news about this discovery his patrons - King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile.
On the pedestal are the figures of people who had been associated with Columbus, on a monument you will see carved bas-reliefs depicting the adventures of Christopher Columbus.
Inside the monument is an elevator, which lifts the visitors to the observation deck, here you can see the dome of the cathedral, La Rambla and the sharp spires of the Sagrada Familia.
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More places to visit in Barcelona
A colourful place of the Old Town where narrow streets hides medieval buildings, the ruins of ancient temples and modern authentic cafes.5
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Even the most sophisticated travellers are dazzled by the music and light shows of the Montjuïc futuristic fountain in Barcelona.4
The main pedestrian street of the city, a kind of Mecca for travellers who want to feel the rhythm of the city and see the life of locals.12
Such a museum would have had to appear in Barcelona, one of the most beautiful and erotic towns in the world that inspired many famous artists and cultural workers.8
The largest football stadium in Europe where FIFA World Cup and UEFA Champions League took place and Michael Jackson performed in front of his fans.0
Located on the mountain of Montjuic, the village is a unique place in Barcelona, where you will see the most beautiful buildings of medieval Spain, made with the highest accuracy.9
La Boqueria market
Bright, noisy, crowded, beautiful, varied, and most importantly delicious thats all about one place - La Boqueria market.7
Here you will find a huge range of the most popular attractions of Barcelona, and you will need several days to explore them.6
The Labyrinth Park Horta
The Labyrinth Park Horta is a model of garden art of the 18-19th centuries and true oasis away from the bubbling center of Barcelona as well.12
Magnificent Gaudí's work, Sagrada Familia is the most famous long-term construction in the world, it is considered that it finally will be complete only in 2030.8
Block of Discord
Quarter, where you can find the most unusual buildings in Barcelona by the best Catalan architects, including the famous Gaudi.7
Seafront of Barcelona
The Columbus Monument, beautiful Mediterranean Sea and seagulls. Sea front in Barcelona is a perfect place for slow stroll.3