Norman Foster's Communication Tower is located in the wooded Collserola hills high above Barcelona. Known as the Torre de Collserola or the Collserola Tower, this masterpiece of modern design by Sir Norman Foster has won many awards. Among the excuses for a visit to Torre de Collserola are a restaurant, an observation deck and splendid views over the city of Barcelona.
The Collserola Tower was designed by sir Norman Foster in time for the 1992 Olympic Games, for transmitting images around the world. Its tallest antenna reaches a height of 288 metres. The tower, apart from its use for media, also serves as a radio transmitter for taxis.
A lift takes one up to the tenth floor of the pod, where there is a restaurant, and the mirador, or observation deck, at a height of 268 metres, with panoramic views of the city and sierra covering a radius of some 70 kilometres on a clear day.
The tower won the 1993 FAD Award for Architecture. If you'd like to learn more about its function and design there are special guided tours.
Address: Carretera de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, Barcelona
How to Get There: Take the FGC train from Catalunya station to Peu del Funicular and the Funicular de Vallvidrera, before hopping onto the 111 bus.
Getting to Barcelona: Barcelona is served by Barcelona El Prat Airport, and Renfe trains connect from all other major Spanish cities to Sants Estacio.