Tower La Torre Glòries (previously Torre Agbar) Popular

Address
Avinguda Diagonal, 211, 08018, Barcelona
Nearest Metro
Glories L5
City District
Sant Marti: Poblenou
Telephone
+34 934806161
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Tower La Torre Glòries (previously Torre Agbar)
Tower La Torre Glòries (previously called Torre Agbar). La Torre Glòries is the bullet shapped building on Barcelona's skyline in the Glòries area of Barcelona around the Glòries plaza

A new Mirador Torre Glòries public viewing deck opened on 20 May 2022. Tickets are €15. Buy tickets online. The observation deck is at 125 meters and has a 360° panoramic view of Barcelona.

Opening times

10am to 7.30pm

Torre Glòries is a fairly recent and popular addition to the Barcelona skyline. It started life as the "Agbar Tower", and the design was created to symbolise a water geyser spouting up from the earth.

In May 2022 La Torre Glòries opens a 360° degree observation deck. This is a public viewing platform where you can see the city from a height of 125 metres.

The Torre Glòries was built in the year 2004. It is 144 m / 474 ft high and has 4400 windows.

It was named the Agbar tower because it was an office building for the Agbar water company. The design symbolised a water geyser geyser sprouting from the deep sea.

The Agbar water company offices  formerly occupied the top half of the building.

It is no longer occuped by the water company but used by other companies including Facebook. There were plans to make it into a hotel but the hotel licence was not granted by the city council.

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

Nouvel says that the construction is inspired by the most representative symbols of Catalan culture. Inspiration came from the bell towers of the Sagrada Familia by the Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and the distinctive pinnacles of the Montserrat mountain.

The intended use of the tower by a water utility company led Nouvel to the design using the metaphor of a water spout

Pictures Torre Glòries

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


Torre Glòries illumination times
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

How to get there
Metro: Glòries stop
Bus: 7, H12, 192, V23 and X1
Tram: Ca l’Aranyó T4, T5 and T6



Wednesday, 28 September 2022