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Accessible from the end of the Ramblas behind the Cristopher Columbus monument, the old harbour of Barcelona as its name suggests, was restored after the waterfront recovery in 1992, following the olympic games.

Barcelona port vell is divides into two parts, port vell and port nou (new harbour), it has a footbridge (Rambla del port) wich leads to the Barcelona aquarium.
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1 - Port Vell footbridge

The Rambla del mar is a bascule lift bridge which serves as the footbridge between the end of the Ramblas and Espanya Moll.

The bride which moves depending on the back and forth of the boats that enter and leave the port, facilitates the access to the Maremagnum shopping mall, as well as the aquarium of Barcelona.
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2 - The Maremagnum

Spread out over an area of 22 000 km square, at the address Moll d'Espanya, 5). the Maremagnum is a pleasant shopping mall located in the port Vell area.

The three Maremagnum floors at the edge of the water form a shopping place not like the others where restaurants and cafe terraces afford amazing views over the old port of Barcelona.

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3 - Aquarium of Barcelona

No fewer than 11000 specimen of 450 different species distributed on 35 aquariums are represented as closely as possible to their marine environment at the aquarium of Barcelona.

Located at the address Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, urchins, sharks, turtles, or eels, the most beautiful ocean floor species are waiting for you at the aquarium of Barcelona.
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4 - Christopher Columbus tower

Perched at an altitude of 60 metres, at the top of 205 000 Kg of the monument erected in memory of Christopher Columbus (from mai 1887 to march 1888), the famous navigator and explorer shows us the horizon.

Accessible by an elevator located at the heart of the Colon tower, the highest point of the watchtower offers wonderful panoramic views of Barcelona.
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5 - Port Vell Golondrinas

Located at the foot of the port Vell, near the footbride which get to the Maremagnum shopping mall, the Golondrinas propose to discover Barcelona, its beaches as well as the various elements of the harbour, from the sea, through short trips, for various time periods, by boat.
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6 - The cable-car of the Port Vell

Two options to visit a part of Barcelona with the cable-car of the port.

- From Jaume 1 tower at the World Trade Center foot to Sant Sebastià tower which get near the W hotel as well as Barceloneta district and its beaches.

- From jaume 1 tower to Miramar tower, on the hill of Barcelona, that makes it easier to go for a walk in the upper part of the park of Montjuic and enjoy great views out to the port the city.
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Barcelona Port Vell metro stop

To get to the Barcelona Port Vell by metro, the line 3 brings you at the end of the Ramblas at Drassanes station.
To get to the old harbour, go to the Columbus viewpoint and walk round it.
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To go to par Guell from Barcelona Port Vell via Drassanes metro station, follow the line 3 (green) in direction "Trinitat Nova" and get of at Lesseps or Vallcarca stations..
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To get to Sagrada Familia from Drassanes old harbour of Barcelona metro station, take the line 3 in direction "Trinitat Nova" and change with the line 5 at Diagonal to Sagrada Familia..
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Bogatell, Barceloneta, Nova Icària, Nova Mar Bella, and Sant Sebastià, so many names as choice to come and spread your body on the beaches of Barcelona.
Restaurants, bars, and animations lead the atmosphere of some kilometers of beach nights and days.
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Ramblas of Barcelona

Ramblas, one of the most frequently used avenues of Barcelona, separates the Gothic district (barrio Gotico) and the district of Raval. Its 2 kilometers of inescapable walk extend from the Plaça Catalunya to the port Vell group artists, musicians, painters, and a large number of shops.
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Barcelona Gothic quarter
(Barrio Gotico)

Get to the Gothic quarter of Barcelona via Urquinaona metro station and go of to explore a labyrinth of alleyways where places, museums, churches, Roman remains and architecture that chart the history of the most popular and oldest district of Barcelona.
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Our friends animals also form an inescapable part of the city of Barcelona. Just a few meters away the beaches of Barcelona, large number of animal species make an appointment with you.
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Barcelona Plaça Catalunya
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The Catalunya place connects the Eixample district to the Ciutat Vella. This place gives access to the Ramblas, Catalunya Rambla, as well as to the Paseo de Gracia. The Catalunya place is also the headquarters of Barcelona pigeons.
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Barcelona Wax Museum
Passatge de la Banca, 7, Barcelona

Located right next to the Barcelona Drassanes metro station (few steps away from the harbour), the Barcelona wax museum contains hundreds of personalities.
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With skeleton similarities and balconies which look like strongly human skulls, the Barcelona Casa Batllo monument (From Antoni Gaudi) is easily locatable in the middle of the Paseo de Gracia.
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Barcelona Santa Eulalia Cathedral

Lived permanently by gooses who protect the convent there, the Santa Eulalià cathedral is a Gothic church of Barcelona of which the current building was essentially built between 1298 and 1450.
The body of Santa Eulàlia, co-boss of Barcelona, is buried there.
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Located at the end of the famed Ramblas, Golondrinas, shopping centre, cable car, bars, restaurants, walks, and many other attractions such as the aquarium or the Columbus watchtower that made the port Vell, the old harbor of Barcelona, one of the several essential places of Barcelona..
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