Torre Agbar - Agbar tower Popular

Avinguda Diagonal, 211, 08018, Barcelona
Nearest Metro
Glories L5
City District
Sant Marti: Poblenou
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Torre Agbar - Agbar tower
Torre Agbar - Agbar Tower. Also called the Glòries Tower. The Torre Agbar is the bullet shapped building on Barcelona's skyline in the Glòries area of Barcelona around the Glòries plaza.

The Torre Agbar - Agbar Tower is not open to the general public and has no public viewing deck. There are plans to open a floor for the public to visit and enjoy the views. No date has been announced yet however.

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

Agbar tower was built as an office building by the Agbar water company with the idea of being like 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 central park of Poblenou. Jean Nouvelis is quoted as saying of the 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

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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