At the Mirador Torre Glòries, you can enjoy a 360-degree view from a height of 125 metres. Take the lift up to the 30th floor of the tower for a stunning view of Barcelona. Famous sights such as the Sagrada Família, the green Montjuïc or the harbour of Barcelona are at your feet. In addition to enjoying a bird's eye view of the city from up there, you can also gaze into the distance at the sea. Due to its central location, the Mirador Torre Glòries is close to places like the Picasso Museum.
It is not just the viewing platform of the Mirador Torre Glòries that is unique. The tower itself also attracts a lot of attention with its glass and aluminium façade. Its surface was designed with over 40 different lacquer colours, so depending on the angle of view, different colours change and an iridescent appearance is created. This gives the tower the impression of a giant water fountain.
The Visit and the Exhibition
The visit begins on an underground floor with an exhibition. Barcelona is presented here as a dynamic environment of relationships, processes and transactions. Sustainability themes include ecosystems, infrastructures, and technologies. From there, the lift takes you up to the glass viewing platform, from which you get an incredible panoramic view of the city. Tomás Saracenos' artwork "Cloud Cities Barcelona" is located in the dome of the building. This building has 113 so-called cloud rooms, which you can climb on your own if you are physically fit and make yourself comfortable at a height of over 130 metres. These small, floating rooms are intended to create space for encounters and dialogue, as well as to stimulate reflection. The entrance fee includes an audio guide and use of the Wi-Fi. It is recommended to book a ticket online in advance.
Its construction began in 2001, and the tower has a height of 140 metres and 34 storeys. The project was completed in 2004 and opened in 2005. At that time, the tower was known as Torre Agbar. Originally, the headquarters of the waterworks were located there, which is why the name is a short form for "Agua de Barcelona".
However, the tower was then sold to investors in 2013 who wanted to convert the building complex into a hotel. However, the city of Barcelona did not grant permission for this project. Therefore, a new sale took place in 2017, after which a new exhibition was developed. Today, the building is called Torre Glòries. The exhibition in the basement and the viewing platform (Mirador Torre Glòries) have been open for visitors since May 2022. The remaining floors are used as offices.
How to get there
The Mirador Torre Glòries is best reached on foot or by public transport.
- It is only a 20-30 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya or Sagrada Família.
- Within walking distance are the suburban train ("Ca l'Aranyó"), underground ("Glòries"), and bus stops ("Pl de les Glòries", "Glòries Torre Agbar", "Diagonal - Ciutat de Granada").
If you come by car, you can use these parking facilities:
- BSM Badajoz Glòries (calle Badajoz 168)
- Atenea Glòries (calle Ciutat de Granada 159)
- Centro Comercial Glòries (calle Perú 22)
- Costa Brava SL (calle Castillejos 158)
- Encants-Plaça de les Glòries (calle Castillejos 160)