The Columbus Monument is a statue in honor of Columbus located at the end of the Ramblas in front of the Port of Barcelona (Port Vell)
Info Columbus monument
|Address||Plaza Portal de la Pau, s/n, Barcelona Spain|
|Metro||Metro station Drassanes (Line 3)|
The statue can be viewed for free from outside. You will need to take the lift to get to the top of the monument. The cost is 6 € per ticket and you can order them via this seller.
Statue of Columbus 'Mirador de Colón'
Centrally located in the Plaça de la Porte de Pau in Barcelona's harbour and at the start of the Ramblas is a large cast-iron column supporting a statue of Christopher Columbus. The Columbus monument (60 metres high), known in Barcelona as the Monument a Colon, was designed for the 1888 World Fair that was held in Barcelona.
Columbus & Barcelona
The base of the Columbus monument is located on the site where Christopher Columbus returned from discovering America in 1493 and reported to Queen Isabella and Ferdinand about his first journey to the new world. It is thought that Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. He first moved to Portugal and later settled in Spain.
The over seven-metre-high statue (created by Raphael Atche), depicts Columbus pointing to the sea. Curiously, he's not pointing toward the new world he discovered.
Where is the Columbus monument in Barcelona?
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