Columbus Monument Tickets

Columbus Monument Tickets

To product
City image

Enjoy a fantastic view over the Ramblas, the port and the sea from atop the Columbus Monument and imagine how the adventurer once reported his discovery to the royal family here in Barcelona more than 500 years ago.

Fast Facts

Printed voucher required.

Instant Confirmation
Receive immediate confirmation of your purchase by email.

Only the information office and shop are accessible by wheelchair. 


  • historic monument in honor of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas 
  • opened 1888 during the World Fair in Barcelona 
  • lift to the viewpoint with views over the city centre of Barcelona  

What to expect

Combine a journey into the past with a spectacular view over Barcelona’s city centre during a visit to the Columbus Monument at the Ramblas. 

Built for the Barcelona Universal Exposition 1888, the monument rises almost 60 metres above the ground and commemorates Columbus’ first voyage to America and that he reported his discovery to Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V in Barcelona. The column of the monument is set on a richly decorated pedestal, whose eight sides are decorated with reliefs that depict important scenes of his journey. The top of the monument is crowned by a seven-metre-tall bronze statue, which shows Columbus pointing into the distance. 

In the interior of the monument a lift brings the visitor up to the viewing platform with a 360° view over the surroundings. Enjoy the southern panorama with Montjuïc Hill and Barcelona’s port and see to the north the Gothic Quarter, the lively Ramblas and in the background majestic Sagrada Família. 

Additional Information

  • opening times:  daily from 8.30am to 8.30pm
  • closed on January 1 and December 25
  • last entrance 30 minutes before closing
  • Your voucher is valid the whole year.

How to get there

  • address: Plaça Portal de la Pau (at the end of the Ramblas)
  • by bus lines 14, 59, 64, 91, 120, D20, H14 to nearby stops
  • by metro line L3 to station ‘Drassanes’ 
  • by Bus Turístic stop ‘Colom/Museu Marítim’