Columbus monument

Columbus monument closeup
Avoid this!You can skip it.It's okI recommend this.Must visit!
Loading...

The iconic Columbus monument column is a 60 meters tall landmark in the Port Vell (Old Port) of Barcelona, at the end of La Rambla street. It was designed for the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition.

At the top of the column, a gallery offers stunning views of the Old port, the Gothic Quarter and La Rambla.

The statue is said to depict Columbus pointing towards the New World with his right hand, while holding a scroll in the left. However, this is not the case.

 It is a commonly held belief that instead of pointing to the west towards the New World, the statue points east towards Columbus’s supposed home city of Genoa. This, however, is not true, as the statue points south-southeast (a more southerly direction than the adjacent Rambla Del Mar and almost a perfect extension of the direction of La Rambla, Barcelona) and in effect is pointing at a point somewhere near the city of Constantine, Algeria.

The monument serves as a reminder that Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V in Barcelona after his first trip to the new continent.

Read more
Metro: L3 (Drassanes), L4 (Barceloneta)
Avoid this!You can skip it.It's okI recommend this.Must visit!
Loading...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Suggest a correction

Nearby

Attractions

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Port Vell (The Old Port)

Port Vell is the oldest part of the Port of Barcelona, dating from the late Middle ages. It is also […]

Distance: 0.07 km

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Maremagnum Shopping Mall

Centro Comercial Maremagnum is a popular shopping mall located in the Port Vell (Old Port) of Barcelona. It features shops […]

Distance: 0.39 km

0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5
$

McDonald’s at Maremagnum

This McDonald’s fast food restaurant is located at Maremagnum shopping center in the Old Port. Website: McDonald’s España Phone: +34 […]

Distance: 0.41 km

0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Palau Güell

Palau Güell is a luxurious mansion and one of the first important projects Antoni Gaudí received at the start of […]

Distance: 0.46 km

0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5
$$$

Ocaña

It is located in Plaça Reial, in the ever-pulsing heart of Barcelona.

Distance: 0.47 km

Accommodation

Rating: 9.2 / 10

Hotel 1898

Situated on Barcelona’s famous La Rambla, this restored 19th-century building features a heated rooftop pool with a sun terrace. The […]

Distance: 1.02 km

Rating: 9 / 10

Ohla Barcelona Hotel

Featuring a rooftop pool, this boutique hotel is located in Barcelona’s historic centre, close to Palau de la Música Concert […]

Distance: 1.27 km