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Port Vell

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Port Vell

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Moll de la Fusta, 08039 Barcelona Spain
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Admission tickets for Park Güell, one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions, typically sell out quickly; however, by buying tickets online in advance, you can guarantee entry, avoid the long lines, and save time on the day. Instead of queueing in the heat, explore Park Güell—including the Dragon Staircase, Hypostyle Room, and more—at your own pace.
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Kelleygirl2 wrote a review Sep 2020
Sarasota, Florida6,507 contributions605 helpful votes
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My last visit here was in 1970. To say it is different is an understatement. For the 1992 Olympics, Barcelona wisely decided to renovate the port and they kept the original facades of the classic old buildings and selectively demolished many old textile factories and decaying urban buildings to make way for the renovations along the now beautiful harbor, changing Barcelona into a world class city. Palm trees from Morocco were installed along a newly designed seaside promenade. The transformation was astounding to me and wholly unrecognizable. Cruise ships soon followed adding to the income and notoriety from tourism.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Faisal wrote a review Aug 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,173 contributions58 helpful votes
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the are is very modern with the beauty of the port and the yachts. also you can go to the maremagnum shopping mall to enjoy shopping and enjoy the area the view
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia2,778 contributions905 helpful votes
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Even if you only have a couple of days in Barcelona, it’s worth stopping by the waterfront. It was completely remodelled after the 1992 Olympics and is now a vibrant, modern area. It’s easy to relax and enjoy the sun and water. If you have several days, I’d recommend taking a few hours to hang out down here, walk further along the waterfront promenade and stop and eat. I think the weekend is the best time to go. It is definitely quieter mid-week but on weekends there is an antiques market and free entry to the Maritime Museum on Sunday afternoon. We spent a couple of hours in the port area doing the following: 1) LAS RAMBLAS - From the Gothic area, we walked the length of Las Ramblas which brought us to the Colombus statue and the port. This is a great starting point to explore the old port area. 2) COLOMBUS MONUMENT – You don't actually see much of Colombus himself because he’s at the very top of the 60m tall column. He’s looking firmly into the distance and pointing forcefully out to sea with an outstretched arm. You can take a lift to a viewing platform at the top (you end up just below Colombus’ feet) for about €6. Stop by the 8 big, black monumental lions around the base - they make great photos. 3) WEEKEND MARKET - Next we crossed to the waterfront where there was an antiques/flea market. I loved the mix of antique & vintage incl posters, ornaments, silverware, jewellery, coins, maps etc. It was varied and interesting enough that we browsed for some time. 4) RAMBLA DE MAR BRIDGE – From the market, we headed left to the Maremagnum Centre across the water. We followed the new Rambla De Mar walkway to the swinging bridge. If you get the timing right, the bridge splits and swings open like an enormous door or gateway to let yachts glide through. We found this very interesting. 5) MAREMAGNUM LUNCH – there are a number of restaurants in this centre and even on a busy weekend, we got a table without a booking. We chose Tapas Tapas because we could sit outside on the large balcony by the water, looking out at the port , the cable cars and Montjuic in the distance (see separate review) 6) PROMENADE – after lunch, we continued on past Maremagnum along the promenade. It's a lovely walk. The promenade is lined with palm trees and occasional sculptures on one side and a marina with beautiful boats on the other (including the 1918 schooner, St Eulalia which you can go onto, €3). The path is wide and flat - very easy for small children and pushchair friendly. 7) MARITIME MUSEUM – In the late afternoon, we headed back towards Colombus and the Maritime Museum,. The wonderful thing about the museum is that it's located inside the original 13th century ship-building yards. After 3pm on Sundays, it is free to visit. I’d recommend not leaving it too late. It wasn’t crowded when we went in but by the time we left (around 4:40-5), there was a long line. (see separate review)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Finds_posts wrote a review Jun 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia209 contributions131 helpful votes
Sea is beautiful. The port is also good to relax. It is windy and there is a lot of people selling arys and souvenirs
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Date of experience: July 2019
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The Adventure Buddies wrote a review Apr 2020
Manhattan Beach, California601 contributions89 helpful votes
The Adventure Buddies enjoyed Port Vell walking around seeing all the beautiful boats, yachts, restaurants and souvenir stands. It is a nice place to walk around.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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