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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.
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More places to visit in Barcelona
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 youth quarter in Barcelona, mostly populated by the bohemian, every summer becomes a carnival and bright scenery place for the week.12
A colourful place of the Old Town where narrow streets hides medieval buildings, the ruins of ancient temples and modern authentic cafes.6
Block of Discord
Quarter, where you can find the most unusual buildings in Barcelona by the best Catalan architects, including the famous Gaudi.8
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
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
Library of Masons
Library Arus is a gift to Barcelona from the famous journalist and patron of Freemasonry in Catalonia. It is public library - everyone can visit it.6
Castle de Valltordera
On the Costa Brava, in the town of Tordera the medieval castle of Count Valltordera is located, where you can see the jousting tournaments and the best flamenco show in Spain.8
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
One of the most visited places in Barcelona where you can not only see the sharks, sailing over your head but even swim with them.8
The most favourite fountain among locals, you can drink water from it and then you will certainly return again in Barcelona.11