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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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The Port Vell is a fun place to visit.

Each time we're in Barcelona we walk down to Port Vell. Sometimes we just sit on a bench and "people watch" for a while. One can always see people from all over the world who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shirley R
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Mineral Wells, Texas
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Mineral Wells, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Each time we're in Barcelona we walk down to Port Vell. Sometimes we just sit on a bench and "people watch" for a while. One can always see people from all over the world who have come into the port on the cruise ships. The cable car experience is interesting & fun too. Our favorite seafood restaurant is located there... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed walking around the sea front and seeing all sizes of cruise ships, fishing boats, sailing boats. There is a cable car too and from the top of mount juica. We did not take that trip but it was nice to see the cable cars going over head. A very pleasant free stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Port Vell (Old Harbor) is an area not to be missed, as here are located the Barcelona Aquarium, an IMAX cinema, the Maremagnum shopping complex and the History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya). You can walk along the waterfront watching the sailing boats, shop and dine at Maremagnum or visit the other attractions. You won't feel bored... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful port with lots of artwork and views of the funicular, montjuic and columbus monument Plently of seats to have a look around while relaxing in the sun. Lovely walk along on the promenade on a nice time too with lovely stringlights

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One after visiting the Columbus monument, where you can enjoy walking near the sea, boating, and even you can eat and go shopping at the Maremagnum Shopping obligatory walk in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the port. There's so much to do - you can go on a boat tour, check out the shopping mall or just relax on a bench. It's very peaceful and I find it to be a lot more quiet than taking a stroll on Barceloneta Beach. It's a great place to visit on a hot sunny day because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice area with great eateries and scenery with grass area next to marina too with a band playing. Well kept and would recommend visiting here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great part of Barcelona, good places to eat and chill out. Spoilt by the number of blanket salesmen you have to step over, but all part of the fun I guess

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Central Romania, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I belive that Port Vell is not for shopping, its for a walk, relax, admire so beautiful yachts and have lunch or dinner in an expensive and good restaurant. Not as romantic as other ports, but has its beauty.

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Patras, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place very good for walking, watching the numerous boats lying in the port. There are there some beautiful cafes and restaurants with excellent views in the port as well as in the city.

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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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