Barcelona Telecommunications Tower, Torre de Collserola, Norman Foster Structure in Spain

Collserola Tower, Barcelona

Catalan Telecommunications Building design by Foster + Partners Architects, England

post updated 15 Dec 2019

Torre de Collserola

Location: north Barcelona, Catalonia, north eastern Spain
Date built: 1988-92
Design: Foster & Partners

Barcelona Telecommunications Tower

Torre de Collserola Barcelona tower by Foster & Partners
photo © Thomas Boczko

The Barcelona Telecommunications Tower for Telefonica is 288m high, built on a hill just north of the city.

Torre de Collserola Barcelona by Foster + Partners
photo © Thomas Boczko

Elegant Hi-tech design, visible from huge swathes of the city.

Torre de Collserola Barcelona by Foster & Partners
photo © Thomas Boczko

There are not many examples of Hi-tech buildings in Spain (more a British phenomenon) and this is worth a trip if you are in the city for a few days, possibly combined with a visit to Park Guell (also in the north of the city but not as far out).

Collserola Tower Barcelona Foster Tower Barcelona Torre de Collserola
photos © Thomas Boczko

Barcelona Telecommunications Tower architects – Foster & Partners

View from Park Guell showig the building context:
Torre de Collserola
photo © Adrian Welch

Torre de Collserola photographs by available

Torre de Collserola Torre de Collserola
images © Thomas Boczko

Location: Torre de Collserola, Barcelona, Spain

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