The Columbus Monument, which opened in 1888 during the Universal Exhibition, stands at the end of La Rambla. Take the lift to the viewing gallery at the top, 179 ft. above the ground, where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the port.
Christopher Columbus disembarked in Barcelona harbor when he returned from his voyage to America?.
To commemorate the event, we suggest you visit the Monument dedicated to this unique historical moment. You'll be able to admire the sculptural ensemble around the base of the magnificent Corinthian-style iron column.
When you get to the top, you'll be able to enjoy stunning 360º views. For instance, to the north, you'll see the Gothic Quarter with the bell towers of the cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar and La Mercè or the bustling Rambla. To the south, you'll see Mount Montjuïc, with the castle at the top. Montjuïc is also the site of museums, gardens, theaters and the Olympic Ring. If you look down, you'll see the Royal Shipyards, the Drassanes, which are home to the Museu Marítim.
If you look east and follow the coastline, you'll be able to see the modern Forum area with its characteristic photo voltaic roof and skyscrapers. Closer to you, the twin towers mark the entrance to the Olympic Marina. At your feet you'll see the old harbor, the Port Vell, and the industrial port. Finally, to the west, you'll see the Parc Natural de Collserola, the vast green "lung" that surrounds the city, with the Collserola Tower and Tibidabo Amusement Park at the top.
Four of the best varieties of cava and wine with Designation of Origin status: from the coastal area of Alella to the inland region of Pla de Bages, the innovative D.O. Catalunya and world-renowned Penedès accompanied by a sweet or salty tapa while you listen to a brief explanation of your choice of wine.
You'll also find information about activities and discover everything there is to do in Catalonia regarding wine tourism experiences. And you’ll be able to buy the wines you’ve tasted.