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Columbus Tower

At the end of La Rambla, in front of the Sea, stands the 60-meter high monument to Christopher Columbus (1452-1506).  During a short visit to Barcelona, most tourists will at least catch a glimpse of the tower. Built for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona of 1888, it is formally called the Mirador de Colón in […]

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Montserrat is 48 km west of Barcelona and, while only 4,055 feet high, the mountain really stands out with nothing like it in the vicinity.  The name Montserrat means “serrated mountain,” and one look at it makes you understand why.  We have driven by and looked up a few times, on ventures to San Sebastian and […]

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