Columbus Monument, Barcelona

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One of Barcelona’s iconic landmarks and a favorite perch of pigeons, the 60 m (197 ft) Columbus Monument 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 Columbus Monument and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Barcelona attractions using our Barcelona vacation planning website .
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  • This Obelisk is found on the promenade of Barcelona, at the beginning of the Rambla. impressive monument built after the great discovery by Christopher Columbus. The "pillar of Columbus" is surrounded by 4 statues of Lions who are to represent the strength and pride. From here there is a beautiful view over the harbour. Numerous activities and attractions on the site, such as the Rambla which has steps from here (worth seeing it).
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  • Nice and important monument in great neighbourhood. There are also impressive lion monuments around it...  more »
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