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.
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