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Port Vell

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Address: Moll de la Fusta | Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
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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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Experience a fun family outing

Experience a fun family outing Amazing and beautiful area with lots of options for families and couples. Worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Ashdod, Israel

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Ashdod, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Experience a fun family outing Amazing and beautiful area with lots of options for families and couples. Worth a visit.

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Arad, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It's a nice relaxing area, were you can stare at luxury yachts, or just see fishes or seagulls. Around they are a lot of interesting building it's a nice neighborhood. From here, if you go to Barcelloneta you can find a lot of restaurants with specific food, or you can go to the aquarium.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very interesting outdoor stalls to browse on a sunny day. The stalls were on different spots at Port Vell. Handicrafts..nicknacks..apparels..stalls were along the pier..whereas the ones with food..local produce..yummy spanish pastries..were found along the side of the road. We spent some time browsing both. Bought a few nice items to bring home. Even had a freshly squeeszed orange juice from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The designers of the port vell area have done a great job to create a space that feels welcoming and safe. If you want to see how a very small number of people live you can see some incredibly huge super yachts. If you want some shopping in a modern air conditioned space there Maremagum has a reasonable selection of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

There really is so much to do and see in Barcelona that it is difficult to single out any one place, that said, don't miss this area out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Watch the people and admire impressive yachts, sailboats, palm trees, architecture and sculpture; check out the aquarium and shopping if you feel the urge. Popular with tourists. There is a walking bridge that lifts for boats to pass. Go for a cruise or gaze at the mesmerizing water. Send a postcard home from the central post office building, Pause and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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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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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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