Barcelona Port

Barcelona Port

Practical information Barcelona Port

Address: Port Vell (old port in Catalan) is known as the old port of Barcelona or the Barcelona marina. It is located in the historic centre of the Catalan capital, between the famous avenue Las Ramblas and the Barceloneta district and its beaches.

Siteweb: Port de Barcelona


To reach the port of Barcelona, there are several public transport options, including:

Metro: Line 3 (green line) Drassanes station - L4 Barceloneta station

Bus : Bus lines 14, 20, 36, 57, 59 and 64.


Map of Barcelona Port


The port of Barcelona is actually much larger, as it also includes the cargo port and the cruise ship port. The whole area extends for about 8 km along the coastline, almost as far as Barcelona airport in the southwest of the city. To give you an idea, the commercial port will handle 71 million tonnes of goods in 2022, more than the previous record of 67.8 million tonnes in 2018. A huge machine that works day and night. 


Barcelona's Old Port in constant transformation

In 1992, with the Olympic Games, Barcelona finally discovered the sea and completely changed the urban planning of the district and the coast. The result was a success. The old industrial areas were transformed and a new district emerged: the Olympic Village, another port that invites movement, day and night: water sports, discos, bars. It is always bustling. Right next door is Barceloneta, the traditional district of sailors and fishermen. Mediterranean colours and delicious seafood restaurants are on the menu. It's a must before heading to the beach.

The old port of Barcelona has also been redeveloped to accommodate many pleasure boats and offer a wide variety of leisure activities and services, such as restaurants, shops, cultural venues and tourist attractions.


Tomorrow, the 2024 America's Cup will further transform this area.

Over the next few months, the Old Port of Barcelona will receive more than 86 million euros of public and private investment for 17 new architectural projects, including an elevated promenade to be built on the Llevant pier and a belvedere.
See you in 2024!


Tour of the Port of Barcelona

Port Vell is now a popular destination for visitors to Barcelona, offering stunning views of the city from the sea.

>>Take advantage of our good addresses such as restaurants and shops.This is also part of discovering a city.




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.

Elevator to the top of the Monument a Colom ticket


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

Follow the B: We recommend this place

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

4- Barceloneta

Barceloneta - Monument


Barcelona Barceloneta


La Barceloneta, the "small Barcelona" is the traditional district of the sailors and the fishermen. It was created in 1753.


Mediterranean colors and delicious seafood restaurants are in the menu.


Also benefit from the 5 kilometers of beaches as people from Barcelona do at weekends.

Address : Barceloneta
Metro/Bus : Metro: L4 Barceloneta / Ciutat Vella - Vila Olímpica / Bus:36, 45, 57, 59, 157

5- Olympic Port

Olympic Port - Monument

El Puerto Olímpico - Barcelona

A splendid giant made of whale bronze (by Fanck Gehry) greets you at the time you walk along the Olympic port. Here people come to stroll, to bathe, lunch.

This new district born for the Olympic Games of 1992 is now one of the most visited in the city by the autochthones.

Address : Carrer de la Marina, 17
Phone : +34 93 356 10 16
Metro/Bus : Metro: L4 Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica / Bus: 36, 99

6-  Museum of the History of Catalonia

Museum of the History of Catalonia - Museum

Follow the B: We recommend this place

To understand Catalonian history and identity.


The museum of the History of Catalonia is located in the Palau de Mar in Barcelona, the former General Stores, the sole building of Barcelona's Old Port still standing.

Articket: Art Passport Card for 6 Art Museums in Barcelona

Address : Pl. de Pau Vila, 3
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 7pm / Wednesday: 10am - 8pm / Sunday & holidays: 10am - 2.30pm. / Mondays (not holidays) closed / Closed on: 25-26 Desember and 1st and 6th January
Phone : 93 225 47 00
Metro/Bus : Bus numbers 14, 17, 19, 36, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59, 64 i 157 Metro L4 (yellow) Barceloneta
Last comment
Great port
slim (24 Mar 2023 - 09:24)
The port of Barcelona is fantastic with its Sunday market on the Barceloneta side.
Beautiful boats too. To roam around up to the beach ;-)
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  1. Great port - slim (24 Mar 2023 - 09:24)

    The port of Barcelona is fantastic with its Sunday market on the Barceloneta side.
    Beautiful boats too. To roam around up to the beach ;-)

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

    A typical cruise tourist...

  3. 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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