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Port Vell

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Address: Moll de la Fusta | Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
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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Barcelona Transfer: Barcelona Airport to Cruise Port

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Beautiful area

The nearest metro station to Port Vell is Drassanes. There is lots to do in this area. We walked around for a few hours, stopped at the shopping centre and then had lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The nearest metro station to Port Vell is Drassanes. There is lots to do in this area. We walked around for a few hours, stopped at the shopping centre and then had lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stretching from the Colombus Monument to Barceloneta, the Port Vell is a lovely area for relaxing, walking, eating and entertainment. Built/ renovated for the 1992 Olympics, the Port Vell area is a lively, exciting part of Barcelona. The port itself is home to many luxury boats, super yachts, etc, but all along the coastline there are many other things to... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Lovely place where you could walk and enjoy the sea the sun :) take lots of pictures. Next to it you could find a shopping mall and an aquarium :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Beautiful walk in the sun with some very impressive yachts and lots of open green space for such a central location which made it great for a walk around the city centre.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Beautiful port...lovely view of the ocean, boats and yachts. Amazingly clean and one of the best walks I've shared with my best friend. The walk from the subway to the port to Barceloneta beach was a very memorable experience! Bright and sunny place with lovely people around!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were lucky as it was so sunny over the New Year. It's easy to walk around and there are restaurants and a shopping mall overlooking the sea and yachts. Perfect for photos. There are lots of locals running or walking their dogs. It's a nice change from the narrow streets.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

A lovely area to while away an afternoon, especially if the weather is nice. We were lucky enough to be here on New Years Eve and see the high performance yachts set off for the Barcelona round the world race. Lovely area to sit and have a cava or 3 and watch the world go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Sea and yachts... what can be more beautiful? :) Lots of people there and a nice shopping mall in the neighbourhood with many cafes with sea view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Port Vell happened to be situated right across the road from our hotel, Duquesa De Cardona. The group preferred to walk across and have a nice stroll here before breakfast every morning. You will bump into locals who come here for jogging, or walking their dogs. Private yachts parked here make it look even more beautiful. There is a complex... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stepped out of the Aquarium and decided to walk over to the Barcelona Maritime Museum. It is located at the end of an area known as La Rambla and the walk took us along the Marina basin on Port Vell which is part of the Port of Barcelona. Vendors with touristy trinkets appear out of nowhere and quickly lay... 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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