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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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Barcelona Transfer: Barcelona Airport to Cruise Port

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A nice part of the city

It is certainly well worth walking to the Old Port to see this area, especially if it's a warm day. Great ice cream stall there, so take advantage of this. Likely to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

It is certainly well worth walking to the Old Port to see this area, especially if it's a warm day. Great ice cream stall there, so take advantage of this. Likely to be busy. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

There is so much to see and do here. The Aquarium, the cable car, close to the beach, plus lots of shops and restaurants. Well worth spending the whole day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Port Vell means Old Port in catalan....being located at the end of La Rambla just across the main road "Passeig de Column", you can continue your walking along the boardwalk bridge known as "La Rambla del Mar". Then find a comfy seat in one of the great bars or restaurants & sit & watch the world go by whilst taking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If i were to visit again i would definitely try and stay here instead of the la rambla area. Lots of lovely restuarants, cheap shops, supermarkets and minutes from the beach. Id advise anyone who comes here go to the 'port vell marina' tapas bar, although the waitress was rude the food was amaze and great value. We also had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As a diehard shopper, I LOVED Port Vell. The Maremagnam mall has all the modern shops (even the restroom area had a cute shopping boutique!), and the big bus tours all have a stop right out front. There are probably were some historic sights in the area, but I was mesmerized by the great shopping deals, the excellent restaurants, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Good contrast and extension of a walk down las Ramblas, with Columbus Square connecting the two. Lively, trendy area with shops, restaurants, impressive yachts and great people watching. Great, especially on a sunny day

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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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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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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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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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