Torre Agbar is one of the tallest and most emblematic skyscrapers of Barcelona. This flamboyant building is situated in the new technological district of the city, and has become an important element in the city’s urban landscape, especially when it is lit up at night.It is located on Avda Diagonal with Calle Badajoz.
Discovering the tower
The curious tower, inaugurated in 2005, has 34 floors and stands 474 Ft (145 m) tall. It is one of the tallest structures in Barcelona.
The construction, which is shaped like a bullet, used 25,000 m³ of concrete and 125 tonnes of steel. The Torre Agbar measures 538,195 square feet (50,000 square meters) and most of its floors house business offices.
The tower is especially famous for its light architecture. The building has over 4,500 lights that illuminate the whole structure with attractive lighting as soon as the sun sets.
Although the construction of the “Torre” was very controversial when it was first built, it has become one of the cultural and tourist icons in Barcelona and the tours of the city normally include a visit to the striking building.
Better at night
The Torre Agbar is a noteworthy part of Barcelona’s skyline which can be seen from various parts of the city. In our opinion, the best time to visit the skyscraper is when the night falls, when the glass and steel dome is beautifully lit up.