It was built by Gaietà Buigas Monravà in 1886, in the occassion of the First International Fair Exhibition of Barcelona, hold in 1888.
It is located opposite to the harbor, in the Plaza del Portal de la Pau, joining the end of the main Avnue of the Gothic Quarter, the popular Rambla.
It is 60 meters height, the Explorer's statue is located on top of an iron column, pointing at the Sea's direction with his right hand.
It has a huge base, ornamented with many suclptures showing the most important members of Columbus expedition, as well as local indians.
There are also some lions in the lower part of the monument, representing the power of The Spanish Kingdom and Catholic Kings, and its role in the discovery of America.
An elevator connects the base of the monument with the very top of it, right under the feet of the sculpture, it really worth a visit, to enjoy breathtaking views of the city from up there.
- How to get there
- Tickets Columbus Monument
Address:Plaça del Portal de la Pau
Location:View on Google Maps
Public transport:Metro: Line 3, stop Drassanes.
Buses: 14 20 21 36 57 59 64 91120157
ScheduleMonday to Sunday from 8.30 to 20.30.
Closed: 1 January and 25 December.
Admission ticket (elevator)General admission: € 4
Check Children (4-12 years) and Seniors € 3