Port Vell

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Once an obsolete harbor with empty warehouses and ruined industrial buildings, Port Vell was transformed into a yacht marina and entertainment center for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Today, it is a bustling area with shopping centers, entertainment venues, monuments, and a host of things to do.

The Rambla de Mar is a wooden walkway over the water, running from La Rambla to Port Vell with a swing bridge in between. The beginning of the Port area is marked by the Columbus monument, which has a viewing gallery at a height of 50 metres that offers incredible views of the sea and city.

The Palau de Mar is the only surviving 19th century warehouse on the strip. It houses the Museu d'Historia de Catalunya, the Department of Welfare of the Catalan Government, and several restaurants - Cent Focs, Arttic, La Tagliatella, Cafè Catalunya, BarBas, and Pura Brasa Rambla Catalunya.

The Barcelona Aquarium has 11,000 animals across 450 species housed in 35 tanks, and an 80 metre long underwater tunnel that offers close-up views of the marine animals.

Housed in the medieval Gothic complex of Drassanes Reials (Royal Shipyards), the Barcelona Maritime Museum explores Catalan seafaring history and culture. Visitors can also explore the Pailebot Santa Eulàlia schooner moored at the Moll Bosch i Alsina.

The Maremàgnum mall is a popular shopping destination with various retail outlets, a multiplex cinema, bars and restaurants.

You can catch a movie at the IMAX Port Vell, admire the Old Port Authority building, take a picture with the 'El cap de Barcelona' statue, or explore the harbor on a traditional Golondrina from Colón.



About Port Vell

 08039 Barcelona, Spain

Port Vell and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter(1.5 km)
The Gothic Quarter is one of the four neighborhoods that form the Ciutat Vella or Old City of Barcelona.

Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya(0.8 km)
The Palau de la Generalitat is a medieval palace that is the seat of the Presidency and the Government of Catalonia.

Gato Grande de Botero

Gato Grande de Botero(1.1 km)
El gato del Raval - The Raval Cat on Rambla del Raval is a landmark bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero of a huge, rounded cat.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum(0.5 km)
The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum, located in the modernist Palau Mornau, offers a unique permanent exhibition on the development of the cannabis plant as a versatile source for industrial, nutritional, medicinal, sacramental and recreational purposes.


Montjuic(2 km)
The Montjuic is a 184.

National Library of Catalunya

L'Auditori(2.4 km)

Motorcycle Museum

Motorcycle Museum(1 km)
The Museu de la Moto has a collection of over 70 motorbikes, from local Catalan to international vintage ones.

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