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Mirador - Collserola Tower

The outline of the Collserola tower stands out on Barcelona's cityscape like a needle pointing skywards. It has been one of the iconic symbols of modern Barcelona since 1992 and has an observation deck, 115 m above the city, which boasts 360o views of the Barcelona plain.

No other Olympic infrastructure better defines the new Barcelona skyline than the Collserola communications Tower designed by the British architect Norman Foster, who won the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1999. Foster designed a complex comprising a service and maintenance building and the tower itself, which stands on the hill known as Turó de la Vilana located in the Sarrià Sant Gervasi district. A steel-framed structure, comprising 13 platforms, was hoisted up a concrete shaft and a 38-metre-long tubular steel mast.

The public observation deck, 560 metres above sea level, is located on the tenth platform which is reached from inside the tower by means of a lift taking the public to the deck in under two and a half minutes. An impressive observation deck boasting superb views of Barcelona and its metropolitan area, where you can sometimes see as far as 70 kilometres. A ride to the skies above Barcelona.

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