Torre Calatrava

Torre Calatrava

Torre Calatrava

Torre Calatrava

Torre Calatrava

Torre Calatrava

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The Calatrava tower

The Calatrava Tower, also known as the Torre de Comunicaciones de Montjuïc or Torre Telefónica, is an iconic telecommunications tower in Barcelona, Spain. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the tower was built as part of the city's preparations for the 1992 Summer Olympics.

 

The design of the Calatrava Tower dates back to the 1980s, when Barcelona was undergoing a major urban transformation in preparation for hosting the Olympic Games. The tower was designed to serve as a key communication point during the Games and to symbolise the city's modernity and innovation. It was completed in 1992 and has since acquired great symbolic importance for Barcelona.

 

Calatrava Tower Barcelona

Torre Calatrava

 

Visit the Calatrava Tower

The Calatrava Tower has a number of architectural features. It consists of a slender steel structure with a characteristic spire-shaped top. Its overall shape is reminiscent of an athlete carrying the Olympic flame. The base of the tower is covered in white "trencadís" in homage to the mosaics used by the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí.

It offers a panoramic view of the city and the coast from its summit, providing a spectacular experience for visitors.

 

The tower is located on Montjuïc hill, a popular tourist spot in Barcelona. Montjuïc is home to a number of other attractions, including the Olympic Stadium, the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Poble Espanyol, the Joan Miró Foundation, the Botanical Gardens and Montjuïc Castle. The tower is therefore often included in Montjuïc's tourist itineraries.

Finally, the Calatrava Tower is often illuminated at night, adding to its beauty and making it a remarkable visual landmark in the city.

The Calatrava tower

Av de L'Estadi, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

Area: Sants / Montjuïc
Prices: Free entry
Metro/Bus: Metro: L1/L3 Espanya / Bus: 50, 61, 125
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a must-see for sports fans
Pet (18 Sep 2023 - 08:24)
A must-see for sports fans, Calatrava Tower i open everyday
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Tami24 - 28 Feb 2024 - 08:34
Bar del Pla!!
Thank you for introducing us to the Bar del Pla. Great people, great atmosphere, great tapas and food.
teddyy - 28 Feb 2024 - 08:34
to visit in winter ;-)
to visit in winter otherwise it's packed... too famous ;-( was great
Barcelona.com - 19 Feb 2024 - 11:28
@Susan
Hello Susan, The green tourist bus line is no longer in service and will not be next April. However, the red line now passes through the north of the city, where the green line used to run. Enjoy your visit!
Susan - 19 Feb 2024 - 11:24
Green Line
Will the green line be running on April 1? If not, is there a price reduction due to this reduced service?
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Dla mnie Barcelona to miasto Hiszpanii i wiele ciekawych zabytków oraz dużo turystów jest w nim tak na prawdę i myślę że jeszcze bym chciał tam polecieć bo chcę zwiedzić muzeum FC Barcelony i przejechać się kolejką linową jaka to jest atrakcja dla mnie najbardziej w tym ale wiem że dużo zwiedziłem z Adamem tych właśnie miejsc chociaż stałem się dobrym podróżnikiem ale radość we mnie jest w tym to jest najważniejsze w moim życiu codziennym Ja z Adamem stworzyłem najlepszą grupę przyjaciół w tej Hiszpanii tam na plaży Barceloneta skradłem całusy pięknym dziewczynom bo mi się podobają jak się legną do mnie takie osoby młode i to właśnie potrzebują dziewczyny tego mojego ciepła mojego ciała
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5 comments

  1. a must-see for sports fans - Pet (18 Sep 2023 - 08:24)

    A must-see for sports fans, Calatrava Tower i open everyday

  2. erreur - gui (22 Sep 2012 - 09:45)

    Les JO ont eu lieu en 1992 et non pas en 1982

  3. olympics in bcn - milena (22 Jan 2012 - 15:30)

    1992 not 1982

  4. Calatrava Tower - Max Biddlecum (12 Jul 2011 - 22:30)

    i love this tower it is awe inspiring and i reccommed it to everyone that goes barcelona

  5. tower - zach marbury (4 Dec 2010 - 19:15)

    i think this tower is rather ravishing i wonder how much electricity that thing has in it

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