FAQ. What is the tall bullet shaped building in Barcelona?

FAQ. What is tall bullet shaped tower in Barcelona?


The tall bullet shaped skyscraper tower  in Barcelona is called Torre Agbar - the Agbar Tower. It is also called the Glòries Tower because of its location in the Glòries area of Barcelona around the plaza Glòries. More photos.

Bullet shaped building barcelonaThe Agbar Tower is a recent addition to the Barcelona skyline. It is a skyscraper with a design similar to the Gherkin building (height 180m) in London. 

It was designed by celebrated French architect Jean Nouvel, who also designed the nearby Poblenou park.

The Agbar tower was built in 2004 and has 33 floors, is 144 m / 474 ft high and has 4400 windows. 

It was originally built to be the Agbar water company head office.

It was sold was then intended to be a 5 star hotel in the Hyatt group. However, hotel permissions were denied by the city council and the building became office space again.

Can you visit the Torre Agbar?

No. The Agbar tower is not open to the general public and does not have a public viewing deck.

The tower is illuminated at night. 

Nearby attractions include DHUB Disseny Hub which is the Barcelona Design museum. Also nearby is the Barcelona flea market Encants Vells, shopping mall Les Glories.

The Torre Agbar is in the tech @22 business area of Barcelona.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 07 April 2019 11:28