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.

Agbar tower was built as an office building by the Agbar water company. It is now used by other companies. There were plans to make it into a hotel but the licence was not granted by the city council.

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.

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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