Visit the Columbus Monument and discover its rich history, then take the lift to the viewing gallery at the top where you can take in the stunning views of the city and the port! You can also enjoy a glass of wine—red, white, rose, or cava, sourched from Allela, Catalunya, Penedes, and Pla de Bages. The Columbus Monument in Barcelona, also known as Mirador de Colom, opened in 1888 during the Universal Exhibition. It stands at a 60 meters high, and was built in honor of the person who discovered North America, Christopher Columbus. This major landmark was built on La Rambla, as Columbus arrived at the port of Barcelona after his discovery. A visit to the monument is perfect for friends and families, including the kids!