Watch Tower by Gratis in Barcelona
WATCH TOWER

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The Watch Tower is one of the symbols of Port Vell in Barcelona, located just next to the Montjuļc’s Cableway, on the current fishing pier in the Barceloneta Quarter.

Watch Tower by Gratis in Barcelona

It was built in 1772 and turned into a clock in 1904. Its initial function was the lighthouse that marked the entrance to the port. It was located on a bastion that also housed the captaincy and the expedition of passages.

The growth of the docks and the construction of the Montjuļc lighthouse made obsolete the old lighthouse, which in 1904 was saved from demolition turning into a clock.

It also has the honor of being a geodesic point where Pierre F. Mechain took the last steps that led to the birth of the metric system.

FREE ENTRANCE

Everyday


LOCATION

Port Vell, Barcelona (view map)

METRO

Line 4 (Barceloneta)


TICKETS / TOURS

Not for free but still great: CITY TOUR

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