Barcelona old harbour

Barcelona Port Vell

Monuments and tourist attractions around the old port of Barcelona

Accessible at the end of the Ramblas behind the Columbus monument, the old port of Barcelona as its name suggests was rehabilitated after the recovery of the sea front in 1992, following the Olympic Games.
The port of Barcelona is divided into two parts, port vell and port nou (new port), it has a footbridge (Rambla del port) that leads to the aquarim of Barcelona.

Pont du vieux port de Barcelone

the harbour bridge

La Rambla del mar is a bascule bridge that acts as a pedestrian bridge between the end of the Ramblas and the Moll d'Espanya.
The bridge, which moves with the comings and goings of boats entering and leaving the port, facilitates access to the Maremagnum and the Barcelona Aquarium.
Centre commercial au port de Barcelone


Spread over a total area of 22,000 m2, at the address Moll d'Espanya, 5), the Maremagnum is a pleasant shopping centre located in the Port Vell area.
The Maremagnum's three floors on the water's edge make it a shopping area unlike any other, where the terraces of the bars and restaurants offer exceptional views of Barcelona's old port.
Barcelone aquarium

Aquarium of Barcelona

No less than 11,000 specimens of 450 different species spread over 35 aquariums are represented as faithfully as possible to their marine environment at the Barcelona Aquarium. Housed at the address Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, sea urchins, sharks, turtles, eels and all the most beautiful species of the seabed are waiting for you at the Barcelona Aquarium.
Tour Colomb Barcelone

Christopher Columbus Tower

Perched at the top of its 60 meters, at the top of the 205 000 kg of the tower erected in his memory from May 1887 to March 1888, the famous Christopher Columbus shows us the horizon. Accessible via an elevator located in the heart of the Colon Tower, the highest point of the viewpoint offers magnificent panoramic views over the whole city of Barcelona.
Visite du port de Barcelone

Golondrinas of puerto Vell

Located at the foot of the port vell, near the swing bridge that leads to the Maremagnum shopping centre, the Golondrinas offer the possibility of discovering Barcelona, its beaches and the different elements of the port, from the sea, through small excursions, more or less long, by boat.
téléférique du port de Barcelone

Port Vell cable car

Two options to visit part of Barcelona with the cable car from the port.
- From the Jaume 1 tower at the foot of the World Trade Center to the Sant Sebastià tower, which gives access to the W hotel side and beaches,
- From the Jaume 1 tower to the Miramar tower, on the heights of Barcelona, which leads you to the Montjuic park and its magnificent views of the port.

At the foot of Barcelona port Vell

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Barcelona Rambla

Meeting point between Plaça Catalunya and Port Vell, the Barcelona's Rambla represents the 2 kilometres of the city's busiest pedestrian avenues, where artists, painters and musicians give the greatest tourists satisfaction.

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Gothic Quarter tour

Maze of alleys between Raval and Born where museums, churches, Roman vestigations and architecture retrace the history of Barcelona's oldest district that stretches along the Ramblas from the old port to the Plaza Cataluña.

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Barcelona cruise port

You have just made a stopover in Barcelona in the 4th largest cruise port in the world, and no matter where your boat is anchored, you will arrive at one of the 7 terminals located between the end of the Ramblas and Montjuic.

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Palau Guell

In "Nou de la Rambla" street, a few steps from Colon viewpoint, the Palau Guell is one of the most beautiful works of Antoni Gaudi and contains architectural treasures and ingeniousness not to be missed.

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Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Located at the foot of Port Vell in the historic Drassanes building, the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, MMB (Museu Marítim de Barcelona) protects magnificent reproductions of boats from each period of history.

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Barcelona Wax Museum

Located a few meters from the Drassanes metro station, at the end of the Ramblas, the Barcelona Wax Museum houses the statues of hundreds of personalities.

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Barcelona old harbour metro stop

Barcelona port metro

How to get to the port of Barcelona by metro

  • To get to the port of Barcelona by metro, take line 3 (green) and get off at the Drassanes station, Rambla exit; look for the column where the statue of Christoph Columbus sits, the port is behind it.
  • Line 3 - Drassanes station
  • If you want to go to the port on the Barceloneta district side, take line 4 and exit at Barceloneta station.
  • Line 4 - Barceloneta station

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Barcelona port itineraries

How to get from the port of Barcelona to Parc Guell
To get to Parc Guell from the port of Barcelona, follow the line 3 (green) in the direction of "Trinitat Nova" and get off at either Lesseps station (monumental part) or Vallcarca station (upper part).
How to get from the old port of Barcelona to the Sagrada Familia
To get to the Sagrada Familia from the old port of Barcelona, take the line 3 from Drassanes station in the direction of "Trinitat Nova" and change with the line 5 at Diagonal to the Sagrada Familia stop.
How to get to the Camp Nou stadium from the port of Barcelona
To get to Camp Nou from the port of Barcelona, take the line 3 from the Drassanes stop (direction Zona Universitaria) and get off at the Palau Reial stop and follow the street "Carrer de Marti i Franquès".
How to get from the port of Barcelona to the beaches
Take the metro from Drassanes station on the line 3 to Passeig de Gracia and then change with the line 4 (yellow) to Ciutadella Vila Olimpica station which leaves you at the Olympic Port of Barcelona.
How to get from Barcelona's old port to Montjuic
To get to the heights of Montjuic from the Port of Barcelona, you can: either take the metro, line 3, to Paral-lel and then the Montjuic funicular; or take the Montjuic cable car which is at the foot of the Port of Barcelona.
How to reach the Rambla of Barcelona from the port
The port of Barcelona is located at the foot of the Rambla ; you just have to cross the square where the Christopher Columbus monument stands.
Access to the Gothic Quarter from the port
Leaving the port behind you, towards Plaça Catalunya on the Ramblas, take any street on your right to explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
How to get from the port of Barcelona to the airport
To get from the port of Barcelona to Le Prat Airport by metro, take the line 3 on the Ramblas at Drassanes station to Zona Universitària and change to the line L9 South which will drop you off at one of the terminals of your choice.

Where to eat near Barcelona port

Barcelona La Fonda restaurant

La Fonda restaurant

Ideal for taking a break before continuing your visit to the Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from Barcelona's famous Ramblas and the old harbour, the restaurant "La Fonda" offers great traditional local cuisine such as paella or fideua in a very original setting.

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7 portes restaurant

In addition to being renowned for the excellent quality of its Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine, the 7 portes is Barcelona's specialist paella restaurant. Meat, fish, mixed, or black rice, at the 7 portes restaurant of barcelona, all preparations are present.

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Port of Barcelona
Barcelona Port Vell The old port of the city

Located at the end of the famous Ramblas, Golondrinas, shopping centre, cable car, bars, restaurants, promenades, and many other attractions such as the aquarium or the viewpoint of Colon, make Port Vell, the old port of Barcelona, one of the many must-see sites of the city.

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