The monument was built in 1888, prior to the Barcelona Expo. A statue of Columbus standing on a tall, imposing stone pillar. It is made of bronze and is slightly over 7 meters high. Columbus's hand points west, toward the New World, which was the direction Columbus traveled to, the Caribbean and what would be revealed as America. The sculptor was Rafael Atche.
At the top of the column there is a viewpoint, which can be ascended, in groups of up to 12 people at the same time. So there will be long lines here.
Next to the monument there is also a reconstruction of one of Columbus' ships. You can go into it and learn about the little details related to such ships and the period in which they live and work.
At the base of the monument are several statues, female figures, and reliefs, depicting parts of Columbus' travels and many other descriptions and figures. If you are a fan of history, a review of the monument will be of great interest to you. Around the monument are statues of lions.