The quiet and relax place between tradition and tourism. We can’t imagine Barcelona without its old harbour: Port Vell.
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It begins at the end of La Rambla, with a unmissable "mirador": the Columbus Monument. This 50 meters high column is a tribute to Christopher Columbus. His statue sits at the top of this city’s icon, pointing the road to The Americas. At the top of the statue (accessible with an elevator) you can admire a breathtaking view over Barcelona and the sea.
Interested in the Catalan history? Then visit the History Museum of Catalonia which tells the history of the country from its beginnings to the present times using interactive exhibitions and settings.
Port Vell is also a leisure place. Indeed, the Aquarium of Barcelona is located there. It will show you more than 450 different species of fishes and even allows you to swim with sharks!
Go there with your little ones, they will just love it!
Before you leave, have a look at the Barcelona Face, a Roy Lichtenstein colourful sculpture in the Mirador of Port Vell.
Villa Olímpica is the perfect leisure place to spend time with your friends or family.
The Olympic port beaches such as Barceloneta or Nova Icària are always packed with tourists tanning in the hot sun of summer. Sailing lovers can find what they are looking for. Observe the Fish sculpture of Frank Gehry which seems ready to jump into the sea!
If you want to eat something after your sunbath, just have a look around you, there are plenty of restaurants in the area! Besides, if you want to eat good seafood dishes, we recommend you to have a look at our “Eat Parade” section.
Poblenou district is located on the seaside of Sant Martí district. This district is an old industrial neighbourhood which was renovated during the Olympic Games of 1992.
Walk along the Rambla del Poblenou, a friendly street with cafes and restaurants between the trees and discover the old Poblenou.
Don’t miss the fresh and delicate “Horchata” drink del Tio Chè (Rambla de Poble Nou with Ramon Turró).
The district was the fisherman area and by looking at the houses and small places you can still feel the history of the area. Don’t miss the Plaça del Prim.
Il you are looking for a quiet place to rest, head to the Central Park of Poblenou, designed by Jean Nouvel and discover various kinds of flowers and trees. You can also go swim in the sea at Bogatell Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Barcelona, and not too crowded!
After having discovered the modern Poblenou, a district restored with the project 22@, you will still be struck by the modernity of the Forum district!
In the Forum, don’t miss the Natural Sciences Museum, also known as the Museu Blau where you will learn the history of our planet from the origins to today.
Just a few steps further away from the museum, the Parc del Fòrum will welcome you offering you a huge area in an open space. It is famous for hosting the most major events and festivals in Barcelona such as the Sonar festival!
Being next to the sea, the Forum also has its proper beach. However, unlike the other beaches in Barcelona, the Forum beach is much less crowded as it is not always known by tourists.
This magnificent beach provides a fabulous setting for a sunbathing day!