Adventure Rating in BarcelonaTOP-33 adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to take a walk through La Rambla in BarcelonaHow to try chorizo in BarcelonaHow to drink water from a Canaletes fountain in BarcelonaHow to celebrate Fiesta de Gràcia in BarcelonaHow to drink sangria on the Barceloneta beach in BarcelonaHow to visit Sagrada Familia in BarcelonaHow to take a selfie with the Statue of Liberty in Barcelona33 things to doin Barcelona
Monument stands on an area of Portal de la Pau, near the city's port, where Columbus' ships were moored after his discovery of the New World.
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.
Things to do here 1
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do in Barcelona with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!
Columbus Monument on the map
from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
More places to visit in Barcelona
Here you will find a huge range of the most popular attractions of Barcelona, and you will need several days to explore them.6
A colourful place of the Old Town where narrow streets hides medieval buildings, the ruins of ancient temples and modern authentic cafes.6
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.14
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 2030.9
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.14
The most favourite fountain among locals, you can drink water from it and then you will certainly return again in Barcelona.11
La Boqueria market
Bright, noisy, crowded, beautiful, varied, and most importantly delicious thats all about one place - La Boqueria market.8
The best sandy beach of Barcelona, a favourite place of young people and married couples. Here you can do sports or just relax on a comfortable sunbed.14
Bunker del Carmel
The bunker was built during the war and quickly became useless, now it is stunning observation deck with excellent views of sunset.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.5
Seafront of Barcelona
The Columbus Monument, beautiful Mediterranean Sea and seagulls. Sea front in Barcelona is a perfect place for slow stroll.3