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- 98%History Buffs
- 79%Local Culture
- 60%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 60%Family Travelers
- 60%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (77)
- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 29, 2013
I'm not a huge fan of heights but I thought since the Colombus Monument is not that tall, that I'd be OK climbing to the top and getting a bird's eye view of the sea. Well, let me tell you, the first thing that I noticed after getting out of the elevator is that that thing shakes and shimmies in the wind, which makes for a nauseating and slightly terrifying experience for acrophobics like me.
- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Oct 14, 2013
Surprisingly there is actually an elevator in the center column heading up to the statue! We did not find out about it until we were almost ready to leave Barcelona and decided to go up on one of our last days. It was really amazing because we were up there all by ourselves (it was the end of November) but the attendant who brought us up said that it is packed, with lines out the door and miserably hot in the summer. If you get the chance to go up by yourself in the off season it's really neat but during the summer I won't pay the fare to go up, there are many ways to get a better view of the city.
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- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2Apr 21, 2013
Its a nice side trip on your visit to the port area of barcelona near the beaches. Even though it doesn't look like a lot, the central column is actually hollow with an elevator going up to the observation deck allowing you to see the city surroundings
- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Apr 14, 2013
It was a real treat to go up to the ball under the feet of Columbus and get a great view of Barcelona, the harbor, and Las Ramblas. Our ticket was included in our Barcelona Card. Take advantage of your ticket and enjoy the view.
- Columbus MonumentAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 18, 2013
I think it is prettier to look at from a distance rather than up close. You probably wouldn't want to stand looking high up to gawk from Las Ramblas anyways unless you enjoy losing your wallet.
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Aliases: Monumento a Colón