Mirador de Colom, Barcelona

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One of Barcelona’s iconic landmarks and a favorite perch of pigeons, the 60 m (197 ft) Mirador de Colom points proudly across the sea. Built in 1888 to commemorate Columbus reporting his first journey to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, the monument features a bronze statue standing atop a Corinthian column. Although many like to think that Columbus is pointing toward the New World that he was credited with discovering, the statue is, in fact, aiming his finger toward Algeria. Plan to visit Mirador de Colom and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Barcelona attractions using our Barcelona vacation planning website .
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  • If you are in that sector of the city you can not stop going through there to take a picture with this imposing monument. Beachfront in a beautiful sector is well worth knowing.
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  • Looking at this skinny monument you wonder, how am I getting to the top of it. The smallest elevator squeezes up the center of this narrow column to the top where you get out on a narrow landing that ...  more »
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  • This place is hidden and not everyone thinks about getting there when they are planning to visit the city. However y a 360 degree view of Barcelona. One of my favourite place to see the skyline of the city!
  • We like the place. We have been several times. Good shops n places to eat . We like to generally observe the people and surroundings. Interesting.
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