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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Meeting point between Plaça Catalunya and Port Vell, the Rambla de Barcelona (Las Ramblas) represents the 2 kilometres of the city's busiest pedestrian avenues, where artists, painters and musicians give the greatest satisfaction to tourists.
Virtual tour of the Ramblas of Barcelona
Barcelona Gothic Quarter
A maze of alleys located between the Raval and the 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.
Virtual walk in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
Puerto de cruceros de Barcelona
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.
How to get to Barcelona cruise port
Housed in the street "Nou de la Rambla" a few steps from the Colon viewpoint in the direction of the Plaza de Catalunya, the Palau
Guell is one of the most beautiful works of Antoni Gaudi and contains architectural treasures and ingeniousness not to be missed.
Barcelona's Palau Guell virtual tour
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.
Barcelona's must-see museums
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.
Among Barcelona's must-see museums
Barcelona port metro 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
Barcelona port itineraries
Where to eat near Barcelona port
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, La Fonda restaurant offers great traditional local cuisine in a very original setting.
How to get to La Fonda restaurant
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.
How to get to Barcelona 7 portes restaurant