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Torre Glòries in Barcelona

Formerly called Torre Agbar, a skyscraper in Barcelona

Torre Glòries Barcelona

Torre Glòries is the giant, illuminated tower with a height of 142 metres that has towered above Barcelona since 2005.

Info Torre Glòries in Barcelona

Address Avenida Diagonal, 211 Barcelona
Metro Metro station Glories (Line 1)
Lighting
  • The Torre Glòries is not open for visitors unfortunately, and can only be admired from the outside. The tower is illuminated from Friday to Sunday evening and on public holidays
  • Lighting: Summer 21:00 - 24:00 and winter 20:00 - 23:00

Torre Agbar - Aguas de Barcelona

Torre Glòries BarcelonaTorre Glòries (iStock.com/IakovKalinin)Torre Glòries is the giant, illuminated tower with a height of 142 metres that has towered above Barcelona since 2005. The tower is the icon for the modern city. The Torre Agbar (derived from Aguas de Barcelona, the waterworks company in the tower), aka ‘the dildo’, marks the beginning of the high-tech district 22@ in the old industrial area of Poble Nou, that has undergone major changes. The skyscraper has 34 floors and an area of about 30,000 square metres.

French architect Jean Nouvel took his inspiration from a number of typically Barcelonian objects to ensure that the Torre Glòries would fit in Barcelona's cityscape. For instance, the cylindrical architecture of the tower is somewhat reminiscent of the Sagrada Familia and also shows similarities with the tops of Montserrat mountain. Furthermore, the tower looks a little like a blue water jet shooting up from the ground. This is a nod to the waterworks company that has its office in the Torre Glòries . At night, the Agbar tower really shows its beauty when lit up with 4,500 colourful LEDs. During the day, the aluminium sun awnings reflect sunlight.

Visiting Torre Glòries?

The Torre Glòries is not open for visitors unfortunately, and can only be admired from the outside.

Where is the skyscraper in Barcelona?

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