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Port Vell

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Moll de la Fusta | Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 34933176135
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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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Beautiful. Reminded us of the waterfront in Nice, France.

This is a beautiful area of Barcelona that cannot be missed. It is so nice strolling along the waterfront and stopping for a bite and drink at one of the many places. Do not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New Brunswick, Canada
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313 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful area of Barcelona that cannot be missed. It is so nice strolling along the waterfront and stopping for a bite and drink at one of the many places. Do not miss this area! It is so beautiful.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant area just a short walk from Las Ramblas plenty of nice boats to view when you stroll road the marina then take your pick from some really nice restaurants.

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Barcelona, Spain
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to have a promenade before lunch or after it with your children or with your couple. Many options for lunch in the area.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oldest part of the port is now turned into the modern tourist attraction with an entertainment center, the aquarium and lot of shops, bars and restaurants. A nice place to take a stroll along the shore, enjoying the views of the sea and the city.

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Bloemendaal, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Port Vell is the oldest part of the port of Barcelona. It has been totally renovated as part of an urban renewal program prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics. Before it was renovated, it was a run down area of empty warehouses and factories. The latter have been transported to an industrial area on the other side of the hills.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy area by the beach. Accessible by car, public transit or tourist bus. There is a walkway by the water and a large mall that has many mid-range shops. Outside you'll find many vendors that are selling knock-off purses, shirts and other wares. If you prefer to see the area from above, there is a sky tram that you can... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved walking around here. Lots to be seen, pretty boats, very extravagant boats, gothic architecture, modern architecture (the world trade centre), the estatua de colom and just round the corner is the beach. A good place to see a bit of everything. There is even a place where you can hire a Ferrari for the day. Lots of upmarket... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to walk along here in the sun in January, were it is full of tourists and locals enjoying all the fantastic buildings and boats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We enjoyed a nice walk, trip to the shopping centre nearby. It's a very nice way to end a trip down from La Rambla.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nice views of the port and seafront. A big shopping centre is located here containing many shops, restaurants and a few drinks places upstairs (pricey at €10 a cocktails). Also here is the aquarium, boat trips, museums & there was an old school funfair. The place is littered with people exploring on bikes, scooters, segways! Nice atmosphere and very clean... More 

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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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