Spectacular views of Barcelona
The Columbus Monument, stands at the end of Barcelona’s Rambla, near the sea. Take the lift inside the column to the viewing gallery at the top, 60 metres above the ground. This major landmark on the Rambla was built in 1888 for the Universal Exhibition as a tribute to Christopher Columbus, who chose to disembark in the port of Barcelona on his return from America. Inside, a lift raises the 51mts high of the column, made of cast iron and Corinthian style, to the viewing gallery. From its top you can enjoy a spectacular views of Barcelona.
If you look north, you’ll be able to make out the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar and the bustling Rambla. If you look towards the sea, to the east, following the coastline, you will be able to see the Olympic Marina and the modern Forum. To the south, stands Montjuïc Hill, with its castle at the top and, finally, if you look west, you’ll see Collserola Natural Park, the vast green lung surrounding the city of Barcelona.
And in its top, dominating the sky of Barcelona, the statue of Christopher Columbus holding a navigational chart in his left hand, and pointing to the route to America with his right.
A curiosity: Columbus should indicate the route to America with his finger stretching to the horizon, but he really shows the Balearic Islands.
Like a needle pointing towards the sky, the Collserola tower has been an iconic part of the Barcelona skyline since the year of the Olympics, 1992. It has become a major landmark which combines modernity with the most spectacular views of Barcelona and its surrounding area, from its observation deck, which is the highest in the city.
No other Olympic infrastructure better defines the new Barcelona skyline than the Collserola communications Tower designed by the British architect Norman Foster. The complex comprises a service and maintenance building and the 445-metre-high tower, which has stood since 1992 on the hill known as Turó de la Vilana located in the Sarrià Sant Gervasi district. A steel-framed structure, comprising 13 platforms, was hoisted up a concrete shaft and a 38-metre-long tubular steel mast.
The public observation deck, 560 metres above sea level, is located on the tenth platform which is reached from inside the tower by means of a lift taking the public to the deck in under two minutes. An impressive observation deck boasting superb views of Barcelona and its metropolitan area, where you can sometimes see as far as 70 kilometres. You’ll need to use private transport or the Tibidabo Funicular to get there, but the journey has its final reward. A ride to the skies above Barcelona.
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