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Port Vell

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Address: Moll de la Fusta | Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: This lively harbor, full of yachts and cruise ships, is home to a popular...
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.
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We saw a lot of the port while we were in Barca and the views are incredible! With the weather being 32 degrees and not a cloud in sight, the port was very much the central part... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The best reason for visiting Port Vell is its location, next to the Barceloneta neighbourhood, possibly the most colourful and picturesque of Barcelona's "barrios." Apart from some well-conserved old buildings, the port itself serves more as a modern-day marina for yachts and luxury boats, and other than that does not have much of interest to offer, except for the beaches... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We saw a lot of the port while we were in Barca and the views are incredible! With the weather being 32 degrees and not a cloud in sight, the port was very much the central part of the coastline with some beautiful yachts moored up there.

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We briefly visited when going to the Columbus Column. We live in a community that has a waterfront but not a historic Gothic area so we did not spend as much time here.. If you are here for the beach and harbor it is probably a good place to walk and shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you have kids and you want them to enjoy just as much as you, then this is the place to be. Seaport view for sight seeing. A variety of shops to choose from. Just the same with eating options. Kids have a play area with trampoline, go cart drives or visit the La Aquarium!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Amazing Port area , a feat of engineering with walkways etc out into the bay to connect with shops, cinema, aquarium etc. Modern and impressive, just addes to the impressiveness of Barcelona, what a city !

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Sea front, beautiful views, lots of facilities. Plenty of seating and eating areas. Aquarium, shopping centres, marina etc. View of cable car. Bridge opens to let boats in and out of marina. Huge fish in sea which were interesting to watch. Refreshing place to visit in the heat of the day. Well worth a trip.

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Beersheba, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Boats, yachts (if you are into it then I'll rate it 5 for you) , walkways ,a mall and tons of tourists. This is a nice area to be around, but far from being impressive in any way. The shopping mall was clearly built as a tourist attraction by itself. If you don't plan to buy or eat anything, 1... More 

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Billinge, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lovely walk by the water, seeing all of the rich massive yachts in the marina, lots of different types of restaurants and shopping, café's, a gentle meander at waters edge.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Looks like as if you are in Florida with all the palm trees dotted around the marina and you can never get tired of watching the blue sea on a sunny day while sipping a relaxing drink

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East Sussex, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Port Vell(the Old Harbour)in Barcelona can be looked upon as an extension of Barcelona's touristy 'La Rambla' thoroughfare,and it continues seawards as 'Rambla de Mar' from the jetty at the bottom end of 'La Rambla' just across the busy roundabout at 'Mirador de Colom' with its tall Columbus monument on to a wooden pedestrian walkway over the water which extends... More 

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Address: Moll de la Fusta | Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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