City visit of the sea front district of Barcelona

City visit of the sea front district of Barcelona

How to visit El Port: the sea front of Barcelona?

 

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 Sea front ( Barceloneta, Port Olympic)

In 1992, with the Olympic Games, Barcelona opens to the sea and causes urban changes. The result is a success.

 The old industrial grounds are metamorphosed and a new district emerges : the Olympic Village. Its port invites to the movement, during the day as well as at night : water sports, discotheques, bars. It is always in effervescence. Just next to it we can find Barceloneta, small Barcelona, the traditional district for sailors and fishermen. Mediterranean colours and delicious restaurants are in the menu. It is an obligatory passage before going to the beach.

 Our visits are made such as you start from one point and arrived to another logically.
 Follow from one address to another and do not hesitate to stop by our best addresses like restaurants and shops, this is also part of discovering a city

 

 Have a good journey of the sea front of Barcelona:

 

 

1- Monument of Christopher Colombus *

Monument of Christopher Columbus - Monument

The monument of Christopher Columbus is a 60 meters high column, It was put up for the universal exposition of 1888 in homage to the famous explorer. The sight of the city is remarkable.

The Columbus Monument (Monument a Colom in Catalan, also known as the Monumento a Colón and Mirador de Colón in Spanish). It was constructed for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888) and is located at the site where Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the Americas. The monument serves as a reminder that Barcelona is where Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella and Ferdinand after Columbus' most famous trip.

The statue was sculpted by Rafael Atché and is said to depict Columbus pointing towards the New World with his right hand, while holding a scroll in the left. As it was sited, instead of pointing to the west towards the New World, the statue points east towards Columbus's supposed home city of Genoa. The statue is atop a socle, on which the word "Tierra" (land) is inscribed.

Address : Pl. Portal de la Pau
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Drassanes

2- Church of La Merce*

Churh of La Merce - Monument

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La Mercè

La Mercè

La Mercè

Very beautiful Baroque church for the virgin of La Mercè which is the one venerated of the city. The holiday is from September 22 to 24, with fireworks, the exit of the gegants and Castellers.

Originally in the thirteenth century the building was Gothic however, it was renovated in the eighteenth century in a late Baroque style by Josep Mas. Its interior is a single nave and houses the image of the patron saint of the city, the Virgin of 'La Mercè', a Gothic carving.

Address : Plaça de la Mercè, 1
Opening hours : Every day from 10am to 1pm and from 6pm to 8pm
Phone : +34 933190190
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Drassanes

3- Moll d Espanya *

Moll Espanya Maremagnum - Monument

Maremagnum - Barcelona

Maremagnum - Barcelona

Maremagnum - Barcelona

The Moll d'Espanya is accessible from two sides. It is the prolongation of La Rambla. Maremagnum in this mollis a shopping center visited in the weekend by people from Barcelona. There are many restaurants all of them different. You can eat here as well as visit an imposing aquarium.

Address : Moll d'Espanya
Opening hours : Every day from 10am to 10pm / Restaurants till 1am
Phone : (+34) 932 258 100
Metro/Bus : Bus: 19, 40 / Metro: L3 Drassanes

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2 comments

  1. POrt of Barcelona - CR, UK (29 Jun 2011 - 11:45)

    A typical cruise tourist...

  2. POrt of Barcelona - Bill Bates USA (3 Apr 2011 - 18:15)

    I am trying to find the CRUISE SHIP dock in the port. I wasn't trying to find monuments, shopping, or anything other then WHERE the Cruise Ship Port is located. Preferably on a MAP. Your web site search doesn't help at all...

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