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Barcelona Columbus Monument (Mirador de Colum) Photo Guide

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The Columbus monument (Mirador de Colom or Colon monument) is a memorial to the great explorer Christopher Columbus. You will find Mirador de Colom at the Southern most end of the Ramblas, close to the Eurostars Grand marina hotel which has magnificent views of Barcelona marina area and ideally placed to explore the city.


Barcelona Colom monument is a giant building towering 60 meters into the sky with the statue of Columbus standing proudly at the top pointing out toward the sea. There is a lift at the base of the tower that will take you to the top of this tower where you will have a breathtaking view along both the famous La Rambla and the port area. This is a little known view point and worth remembering to take your camera along for some unique photo opportunities. You can book your ticket online to go up to this vantage point (see below).


Enjoy magnificent bird's eye view of Las Ramblas from the top of the Columbus Monument

The iconic Columbus monument which tower's above the port area at the foot of Las Ramblas offers the savvy traveller a 60 meter high vantage point from which to view La Rambla. There is a small lift inside the tower which will take you to the top of the monument where you will find a walk around viewing platform. You will have a full 360 degree unobstructed bird's-eye view of Barcelona offering you some exciting and unique photo opportunities. You can book your ticket online in advance for the Columbus Monument visit to the top of the tower by following the link below.

Columbus Monument and Viewing Platform Ticket + Optional Wine Tasting


In the following photo guide we've included photos both of Barcelona Colom and Port Vell which is the marina area just across the road from Colum. Port Vell has an attractive walkway across the marina called Rambla del Mar. This walkway leads to a popular shopping location called the Maremagnum centre. However the walk in itself is reason to visit this area as it's charming and you'll have some wonderful views of the marina.

Sites to see near Colom monument

Maritime museum


hotelHotels near the Columbus monument

Hotels near Colum


How to Get to Monument a Colom

metroMetro - Drassanes (Green Line, L3) Barcelona metro map


To start the photo tour of Columbus monument and Port Vell click on the first picture in the table below. Remember you will get more out of this photo guide if you follow the photos in sequence.

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