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- 75%Local Culture
- 68%Art & Design Lovers
- 67%Family Travelers
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- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design LoversJul 23, 2014
The Columbus Monument is a 60 m tall monument to Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla. It was constructed for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona in honor of Columbus's first voyage to the Americas.Recommended for:
- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Jun 14, 2014
Okay, we probably could have skipped this, it's essentially just a pillar and statue of Christopher Columbus, but on the other hand, I personally may have been disappointed if we didn't go and see it. I did mean lots of walking for us.Recommended for:
- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 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.Recommended for:
- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Oct 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.Recommended for:
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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.
- Columbus MonumentSep 28, 2012
The Columbus Monument marks the start of Las Ramblas. It is at the very base of the city along the waterfront near Barcelonetta beach and the corner of the Barri Gothic area. There is a local flea market, bohemian wares, antiques show that sets up shop near this statue each week. Another great meeting place for groups to reconvene.
- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. We stayed right by the Columbus Monument and decided on our last day that we'd visit. It's a tall tower with a statue of Christopher Columbus on top of it. There's an elevator inside that will take you to the top so you can view the city in all its 360 degree glory. Free with the Barcelona card, otherwise it's about €4 to ride the elevator. Great views but slightly claustrophobic.
- Columbus MonumentMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 2Jul 05, 2012
As you walk towards the end of Las Ramblas you'll catch an up close view of the monument. I'm not a huge fan of it but you can see it throughout Las Ramblas. It's a good monument to get your bearings straight.
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Aliases: Monumento a Colón