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The monument of Christopher Columbus is a 60 meters high column, It was put up for the universal exposition of 1888 in homage to the famous explorer. The sight of the city is remarkable.

The Columbus Monument (Monument a Colom in Catalan, also known as the Monumento a Colón and Mirador de Colón in Spanish). It was constructed for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888) and is located at the site where Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the Americas. The monument serves as a reminder that Barcelona is where Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella and Ferdinand after Columbus' most famous trip.

The statue was sculpted by Rafael Atché and is said to depict Columbus pointing towards the New World with his right hand, while holding a scroll in the left. As it was sited, instead of pointing to the west towards the New World, the statue points east towards Columbus's supposed home city of Genoa. The statue is atop a socle, on which the word "Tierra" (land) is inscribed.

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The Monument of Christopher Columbus

Pl. Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Area: Barrio Gótico
Metro/Bus: Metro: L3 Drassanes
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chirstopher cloumbus
deez nuts (9 Oct 2015 - 09:14)
that is so cool Buena suerte chirstopher
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8 comments

  1. chirstopher cloumbus - deez nuts (9 Oct 2015 - 09:14)

    that is so cool Buena suerte chirstopher

  2. christopher columbus monument - michelle ♡♥☆★□■○●◇◆》 (27 Jan 2014 - 09:15)

    Wow I never new that christopher Columbus monument is here awsome to because I have the ifo for my project

  3. la statut montre la direction... - stecy (11 May 2012 - 10:45)

    la statut montre la direction du port.

  4. À Coco - Padzine (18 Mar 2012 - 18:30)

    Christophe pointe Genova, sa ville natale en Italie.

  5. christophe collomb barcelona - coco (13 Feb 2012 - 15:00)

    la nstatue indique de sa main une direction mais laquelle ?
    medrci de votre aide

  6. There is a lift in the column - LucinkaPerinka (16 Feb 2008 - 21:31)

    Yes you can get to the ball under Columbusś feet. There is a lift and you can see beautiful scenery...

  7. Statue of Christopher Columbus - BADWOLF (17 Jun 2007 - 12:21)

    Wow,that's big....I don't think you can climb up there.....

  8. this - me (18 May 2007 - 23:09)

    can you go up this thing?

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