Other buildings and emblematic monuments

Columbus monument was inaugurated in 1888 on the occasion of the Universal Exposition, in homage to the discoverer Christopher Columbus, who chose Barcelona as the port of arrival after the discovery of America. It quickly became one of the most characteristic icons of the city.


This monument stands at the junction between Las Ramblas and Passeig de Colom, in front of Port Vell in Barcelona. The architect of the project was Cayetano Buigas, and several artists participated in the sculptural decoration.

360 degree views of Barcelona

Inside it has an elevator that will take you to the lookout that is 60 meters high. From above you can enjoy 360 degree views of Barcelona. Dominating the Barcelonian sky, the figure of the statue of Christopher Columbus (7 meters high) holds a navigation chart with his left hand and with his right arm points, symbolically, the route to America.

Buy Tickets for the Columbus Lookout

Schedule to visit the Columbus Lookout in 2024

From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where is it?

Ciutat Vella - El Raval
Zip code
Plaça Portal de la Pau, s/n,

How to get there

Metro: L3 Drassanes
Bus: 14, 59, 64, 91, 120, D20, H14 and Tourist Bus (red route, bus stop Colom - Museu Marítim)

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