Barceloneta is known as an old distict for sailors and fishermen and the popular long beautiful beach in the city. A typical Spanish area that has retained almost all of its original style and charm.The quarter has many atmospheric restaurants and bars serving their guests with various menus.
We got an insider tip that tapas and fresh seafoods are best here.
There's a metro stop, (the yellow line)
Buses 57 and 157
This area is located next to the sea. In fact, this is the part where the beaches start. Walking along Barceloneta, you will find many restaurants and cafés to enjoy the local cuisine. This part of the city is also preferred by tourists who want to be close to the seaside for accomodation.
What you see and what you get are one and the same in Barceloneta.
Along the quayside you have many restaurants where you can watch the yachts come and go, but the food (I have been told) is only fair to middling. On the other side of Barceloneta you will find some nice beaches. In the center there is the Merkat de la Barceloneta and again here we loved the market, so clean you could almost eat off the floor and the displays of food nicely laid out for your enjoyment to purchase.
Also you can catch the cable car ride to Montjuic from Barceloneta which gives you a great view into the city from a bird's eye view. The photo of the beaches was taken from the cable car.
We also found there the ultra modern Gas Company building (in photo #3) and then just a few paces beyond that the building in the last photo. Round, tall and with a conical top, we could not find it on our maps or guide books.
Barceloneta is an old harbor quarter which is now well-known for cafés, bars and seafood restaurants. It has become quite touristy in the past years, however most places still have good offers and I didn’t feel like being ripped off. The places facing the marina or the beach are usually a little more expensive, while the places in the side streets are a little more traditional, but don’t offer the good view. The area had a dodgy reputation until the renovation for the Olympics.
The beach itself is the one located closest to the city centre. It does not only have a nice beach promenade with interesting sculptures and buildings. That includes Barcelona's two highest buildings, Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts as well as the sculpture standing in front of it, Gehry's Fish. It’s also a good place for street artists and street vendors, the latter luckily not being particularly annoying. The beach itself is excellent for being an urban one. Unfortunately, its close location to the city means that it can get quite crowded on a good day. In that case, one of the other beaches of Barcelona might be a better choice (see link below).
Barceloneta beach known for its sandy beach is the closest of the beaches to the city centre. If you walk to Colon at the end of the Ramblas and turn left you have about a 15 min's walk to the beach, here you will be able to find lots of seafood restaurants serving up fresh catches of the day. Barceloneta beach can get busy during the peak season; if this is the case then Icaria Beach is just further up the coast.
In 2005 the documentary film "Worlds Best Beaches" produced by Discovery Channel rated Barceloneta beach as the best urban beach in the World and total third best beach in the World.
Barceloneta is a triangular area in Ciutat Vella district. Busy during both days and night most particularly the beach area which is considered as the best urban beach in the world and third of world's best beaches according to Discovery Channel.
Many structures considered as works of art along the boulevard like Torre Mapfre, Hotel Arts and Frank Gehry's Peix d'Or sculpture, and you can also find lots of classy (i.e. expensive) restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk. Take a dip in the water or volleyball, or juz feel the comforting warm sands under your feet.
Barceloneta is a neighbourhod from the 18th century. Besides walking through the narrow streets and feeling like you are in some Mediterranean village where time stands still, you can also chill on the nice beach!
Barceloneta is a beachside district of Barcelona that used to be a fishing village. It is a charming neighbourhood known for its many cafés and seafood restaurants serving paella. It also borders the Mediterranean and has a fairly nice beach that gets quite crowded in the summer, particularly during siesta hours!
The name Barceloneta is a fictive name given to the small city called Barceloneta inside Barcelona. Nice beach, lots of restaurants in the neigbourhood and nightlife offcourse with some great loungebars.
Just over the other side of the marina from Port Vell is the area known as Barceloneta, or Little Barcelona. I loved walking through here with all the narrow streets lined with balconies of colourful washing & came across this church in one of the sqaures as well as a colourful wall mural. It was originally inhabited by fisherman and now is known for its seafood restaurants.
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