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)|
|Tickets||New: Access to the 360º viewpoint on the 33rd floor, including the interactive museum € 15 (Order your tickets online)|
Torre Agbar - Aguas de Barcelona
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.