Mirador de Colon - Columbus Tower

At the end of La Rambla, by the Barcelona harbor, you will find the Mirador de Colon, with a statue of Christopher Columbus on top.

Take a ride to the top in the elevator, and you'll see Barcelona spread out under your feet. Glimpse the hustling, bustling modern city from a perch 60 meters above the harbor. Walk around the viewing gallery for a vista of not only the city and it's major sights, but the mountains to the west, and the Mediterranean sea to the east.

From up on top you can see La Rambla leading up to the Plaza Catalunya, and the Sagrada Familia and other church towers all over Barcelona.

We wonder why Columbus points to Libya and not the New World, but the locals tell us that he's just pointing out to sea. From atop the tower you have a great view of Port Vell, Barcelona's modernistic new harbour and waterfront.

The stone, iron and bronze monument was constructed in 1888 for the Universal Exhibition here in Barcelona. It was built as a reminder to the people of the discovery of America. The base is sculpted with figures of other prominent people who helped Columbus achieve his discovery.

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