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Port Vell

Moll de la Fusta | Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #57 of 333 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: This lively harbor, full of yachts and cruise ships, is home to a popular entertainment complex, featuring a mall, several restaurants, a movie... more » Owner description: This lively harbor, full of yachts and cruise ships, is home to a popular entertainment complex, featuring a mall, several restaurants, a movie theater and an aquarium. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's definitely worth a little wander down by the waterfront for a bit of yacht-spotting but there isn't a huge amount to see or do. There are also lots of restaurants and bars, but mainly chain places. It's got more of a buzz in the daytime than in the evening though.

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a stunning location to say its a busy city, loads to do with the luxury yachts to look at or a bit of shopping in the fully air conditioned centre,or go for a stroll up the 1km Ramblas

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Bucharest, Romania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is not very much to see. It is a modern construction with a large shopping center and various restaurants whith not so good food. There are several yachts parked there which makes a beautiful view. You also have several options to go for a tour with different types of boats.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great setting and the area is worth a wonder around by the marina. Its a bit commercial and too indoors for the glossy facilities for us

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UAE
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Port Vell is very scenic with the harbour, monuments and buildings alongside the rd. take a stroll or have a picnic or sit at one of the tapas bars.

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Essex UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visited here in June 2014, the port is a must see, it is very lively and buzzing with people. There is a big shopping centre lots of Tapas bars and plenty to do for children.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
82 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice waterfront area that plays host to a shopping mall,multiple restaurants, the aquarium, and an Imax. Should your schedule allow the area makes for a laid back half day or so of tourism (but I wouldn't make it a priority for short visits).

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N. Ireland
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124 reviews 124 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Good selection of shops and restaurants, so the girls can browse while the boys can grab a mcflurry in McDonald's and go see in the sun watching the comings and goings of the marina. The Port is an easy walk from la ramblas, so after that hustle and bustle you can get your head showered here!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This area reminded me of the Esplanade in St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia - when the sunshine comes out so do the people. Lots of activity in the area, places to eat and beautiful beaches. Bit on the cool side for me to put my toe in the water, but plenty of sun lovers on the beach area despite the slightly... More

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Tucson
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257 reviews 257 reviews
149 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Loads of boardwalk character, a great deal of activity, and a fun little shopping center with some fast-food and not-so-fast-food establishments, as well as various other shops, etc. There's a lot to see and do here and there are a few attractions, like the jumping bungee cord cage. While we were there, a big ferry came in and it was... More

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