Moll d'Espanya - Maremagnum
The Moll d'Espanya is a continuation of the Rambla and is located in the middle of the water in the Port Vell, Barcelona's old port. The city's inhabitants love to take walks and sunbathe on its wooden pontoons, almost in the water. It can be reached on foot from two directions: either from the Barceloneta metro station or from the Drassanes metro station at the bottom of Las Ramblas.
But above all, it is a shopping centre called Maremagnum, which is very popular with the locals at weekends. This large shopping centre has no less than 28 brand shops (Desigual, Lacoste, Mango, Victoria's Secret to name but a few).
There are about 15 restaurants, mainly fast food restaurants, which have the advantage of being economical. Maremagnum is open every day of the week from 10am to 9pm.
The Moll d'Espanya is also home to the renowned Barcelona Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the Mediterranean.
It is also home to the two most famous private sailing clubs in the city:
> The "Reial Club Marítim Barcelona", is known for organising the Ioles Regatta or the Rowing Trophy.
> The "Reial Club Nàutic de Barcelona" organises numerous nautical activities such as the Conde de Godó Regatta and the Ermenegildo Zegna Regatta.
The history of Moll d'Espanya and Maremagnum
The Moll d'Espanya as we know it today owes its origins to the transformation in the 1980s of the old dock of Spain (El muelle de España) to accommodate the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. This construction included leisure facilities, such as the IMAX panoramic cinema (now closed), an aquarium, the Maremagnum shopping centre, as well as nightlife venues such as cocktail bars and discos. Following incidents at night, all 25 nightclubs closed in the 2000s. The Moll d'Espanya and Maremagnum are now only a daytime entertainment venue.
Moll d'Espanya - MaremagnumMoll d'Espanya, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
Area: Ciutat Vella
Website: Maremagnum - Barcelona
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 9pm / Restaurants till 1am
Phone: (+34) 930 129 139
Metro/Bus: Bus: 19, 40 / Metro: L3 Drassanes - Barceloneta L4.
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