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  • Address: Plaza Portal de la Pau, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain
  • Hours: March-September: 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; October-February: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: General: €6; children, and those over 65: €4

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Columbus Monument Tours

Some shorelines have lighthouses; Barcelona has the Columbus Monument. Standing 197 feet tall — the top 24 feet of which make up the statue of Columbus himself — the tower is quite hard to miss, especially given its prominent position at the end of Las Ramblas, and along the marina.The monument of Columbus (Colom in Catalan, or Colón in Spanish) was erected in 1888 for the Universal Exposition and in honor of the famous explorer, who returned here after his first expedition to the Americas. Much discussion is made of where he is pointing: some have thought he points to the New World, while others say he points east to his supposed home of Genoa — in reality, however, it seems he points southeast and therefore to nothing in particular but the sea, where he was probably most at home. On your visit here, admire the grand statue from below, or get a look at Columbus’s bird’s-eye view by taking the elevator up to the lookout platform.

Practical Info

The Columbus Monument is easily reachable from the tourist center, and also easily findable given its size and location (at the end of Las Ramblas). Note that the not-so-noticeable elevator only fits a few people at a time, as does the lookout, so those that don’t like tight spaces may wish to skip the visit to the viewing platform.

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Columbus Monument Ticket with Upgrade Wine Tasting in Barcelona, Barcelona, null
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Columbus Monument Ticket with Upgrade Wine Tasting in Barcelona

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Take the lift to the viewing gallery at the top, 179 ft. above the ground, where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the port. At the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $7.02
Barcelona Magic Fountain and Night Lights Premium Small Group Tour by Luxury Minibus, Barcelona, ... 
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Barcelona Magic Fountain and Night Lights Premium Small Group Tour by Luxury Minibus

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Enjoy the best of Barcelona during the lively nighttime hours on our Open Top luxury minibus and enjoy the city like never before! We will tale you to the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.46
Wooden Boat Cruise in Barcelona, Barcelona, City Tours
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Wooden Boat Cruise in Barcelona

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Sail Barcelona Coastline on board our unique boat - the Goleta Karya.  Discover our treasured classic wooden schooner which was built in Bodrum, Turkey, with ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 30 to 90 mins

From USD $11.69
Barcelona E-Bike Photography Tour, Barcelona, Day Cruises
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Barcelona E-Bike Photography Tour

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Explore some of Barcelona's 125 miles (200km) of bike lanes during this 4-hour bicycle tour. With the help of your electric bike and plenty of attention from ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.01
Barcelona Private 4-Hour Guided Tour, Barcelona, Photography Tours
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Barcelona Private 4-Hour Guided Tour

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Enjoy Barcelona in a private vehicle driven by professional drivers, uniformed and multilingual. Hotel pickup included. The driver will pick you up at your ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $292.36
Barcelona 3-Hour Segway Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Barcelona 3-Hour Segway Tour

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Along on this 3-hour tour you will see and learn about the Roman Barcelona, the small streets of the Gothic quarter, the old harbor, the Columbus statue, the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.86
Luxury Car Driving and Sailing Small Group Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Segway Tours
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Luxury Car Driving and Sailing Small Group Tour in Barcelona

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Feel the rush as you drive a Ferrari through the bustling city of Barcelona. Experience this one and only package which includes driving a Ferrari California ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.78
Barcelona in a Day Private Guided Tour, Barcelona, Adrenaline & Extreme
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Barcelona in a Day Private Guided Tour

Discover the best of the Catalan capital during this private full-day tour of Barcelona. Travel with a personal guide and chauffeur to many of the city’s top ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $228.04
Sunset with cocktails or cava, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sunset with cocktails or cava

Welcome to the hidden district of Barcelona, the sea. We will take you with a classic and unique wooden sailboat of 16 metres length that combines classic ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Exclusive sailing boat 2h, Barcelona, Day Cruises
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Exclusive sailing boat 2h

Our sailing boat offers the best location to share an unforgettable experience with your friends, family or work colleagues. With a maximum capacity of 9 ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $349.67

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