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"In Search of New Discoveries"

This grand monument to Christopher Columbus opened to the public in the summer of 1888 during the famous Universal Exposition. As the legend goes, Columbus alighted on Barcelona's shores first after returning from his arduous voyage to the New World and the Americas. The structure was designed by Gaietà Buigas i Monravà, who won a contest for Spanish artists that was held to determine who would have the prestigious honor. The 51-meter (168-foot) metallic column is topped by a statue of Christopher Columbus symbolically pointing out to sea in commemoration of his historic voyages, above the hustle and bustle of Las Ramblas. There is an elevator that whooshes to the top that afford stunning views of the iconic street as well as Barcelona's seafront and ports. Among the many sights that unfold from the 60-meter height, visitors can look for the Santa Maria del Mar's towers, Mount Montjuïc with its looming castle, Parc Natural de Collserola and Port Vell.
Plaça del Portal de la Pau, Barcelona, Spain, 08001
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"In Search of New Discoveries"
This grand monument to Christopher Columbus opened to the public in the summer of 1888 during the famous Universal Exposition. As the legend goes, Columbus alighted on Barcelona's shores first after returning from his arduous voyage to the New World and the Americas. The structure was designed by Gaietà Buigas i Monravà, who won a contest for Spanish artists that was held to determine who would have the prestigious honor. The 51-meter (168-foot) metallic column is topped by a statue of Christopher Columbus symbolically pointing out to sea in commemoration of his historic voyages, above the hustle and bustle of Las Ramblas. There is an elevator that whooshes to the top that afford stunning views of the iconic street as well as Barcelona's seafront and ports. Among the many sights that unfold from the 60-meter height, visitors can look for the Santa Maria del Mar's towers, Mount Montjuïc with its looming castle, Parc Natural de Collserola and Port Vell.
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