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Port Vell, Barcelona

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Pier / Boardwalk · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Port Vell is the modern heart of the tourists’ Barcelona, even though its name translates to “Old Port.” There are multiple theaters, including an IMAX theater, and numerous shops. It’s also home to Europe’s largest aquarium. Take the time to see the bridge open up for a boat to pass, and look at the water to admire the swimming fish and floating sculptures. Note that this port connects to the pedestrian street Las Ramblas. Plan your visit to Port Vell and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Barcelona holiday builder app.
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  • Beautiful port connecting the city and beach area. Lots of restaurants, shopping, live music and attractions. Most tourists always come here. Loved it  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • Ideally situated in the heart of Barcelona, only a 20-minute drive from the international airport, OneOcean Port Vell is also unique for its position in a city centre.
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