Barcelona Hotel Booking
Barcelona Rental Apartments
Barcelona Tours and Trips
Barcelona Events Calender
Barcelonayellow logo
Barcelona Weather
Barcelona tourist photos
Barcelona Directory
Contact Barcelona Yellow


Torre Agbar - Agbar tower Popular

Address
Avinguda Diagonal, 211, 08018, Barcelona
Nearest Metro
Glories L5
City District
Sant Marti: Poblenou
GOOGLE MAP   Print  
Torre Agbar - Agbar tower
Torre Agbar - Agbar Tower. The Torre Agbar - Agbar tower was built as an office building by the Agbar water company. In future Torre Agbar will be a luxury 5 star Hyatt hotel in the near future. The tower has 33 floors of offices, but is currently empty.

It is named Agbar Tower because it was built to house the Agbar water company offices, who formerly occupied the top half of the building. It was built in 2004 and is 144 m / 474 ft high with 4400 windows. The Torre Agbar - Agbar Tower is not open to the general public and has no public viewing deck. I

The tower was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, who also designed the nearby central park of Poblenou. Jean Nouvelis is quoted as saying of the tower "This tower might be a distant echo of old Catalan obsessionscarried on the winds that blow in from Montserrat

Furthermore Nouvel says that the construction the most representative symbols of Catalan culture. One side references the bell towers of the Sagrada Familia by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Nouvel was also inspired by the distinctive pinnacles of the Montserrat mountain. The intended use of the tower by a water utility company led Nouvel to the design of a metaphor of a geyser sprouting from the deep sea.

Pictures Torre Agbar Barcelona

The Torre Agbar looks splendid when illuminated in a colourful array of 4,500 yellow, blue, pink and red lights. Visit this site for more Agbar tower construction trivia


Torre Agbar illumination times (currently switched off)
Summer - from 28 March to 31 September
Daily from 21:00 to 24:00

Winter - from 1 October to 27 March 
Daily from 19:00 to 23:00