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Christopher Columbus Monument

The monument to Christopher Columbus was inaugurated in 1888 for the Universal Exhibition held in Barcelona that year. It was designed by Gaietá Buïgas i Monravá.


The entire sculpture stands 60 metres tall, with the figure of Columbus measuring seven metres. The statue depicts the explorer’s full body, in a standing position. In his left hand he holds a navigational chart and with his right hand he is symbolically indicating the route to America.


Address: Plaça Portal de la Pau, s/n.

Buses: 14, 59, 64, 91, 120, D20, H6

Metro: Drassanes (L3)

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Places of interest near HCC Hotels


    Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.

    If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.


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