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Barcelonetta a little paradise in the city
You can easily walk from las ramblas to the beach of Barcelonetta. It's a beautiful beach with sidewalk where you can drink you coffee or eat you meal. I insist to everyone to visit this beach and to admire the magnificent W hotel.
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Little Barcelona or Barceloneta
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.
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Fantastic sea invites you
Barcelona is not just about history, architecture and religion. It is also one of the lucky cities which offer an amazing sea. I enjoyed the afternoons in the beaches of Barcelona with my wife and cooled down in the clear waters of Mediterrenean. You can watch the people, swim in the sea, play beach football or volleyball and even drink a mojito while getting a foot massage here. Whatelse would you ask for?
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Barceloneta, little Barcelona on the water
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.
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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).
One of the things you might not much associate with Barcelona is the beaches and sea. At list I do, but it does have nice sand beaches where you can relax by the beach or swim in the sea during the warm summer months.
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.
La Barceloneta and it's beach
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.
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Barcelona is on the Mediteranean coast and has some nice sandy beaches. One of them is the Barceloneta. It implies 'Small Barcelona' and it was a fishing village once but now forms one of the worlds most crowded beaches. When I visited the beach there must have been some 5000 people in the small stretch of the beach, but nevertheless, it is worth visiting. The metro station is Barceloneta but it is quite a walk from there, so if you are visiting alone or don't know which way to walk, just follow the crowd getting out from the metro station. I was advised to do so and i advise that too.
Beaches of Barceloneta
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!
A short walk from La Rambla through Barceloneta you come to the cities beaches. The beaches stretch for over 4km, there are good facilities here such as showers, deck chairs, volleyball courts & lifeguards.
It was great to relax here away from the cities crowds just gazing across the sand into the Med. The beaches weren't that busy either, I was there in October though, still the weather was good.
Beach and a bite to eat!
BARCELONA HAS BEACHES!!!!!! This city has it all!!!!!
Barceloneta is very close to Las Ramblas, maybe only about 15 mins away by foot. There are lots of good restaurants by the port, then further along there is one of Barcelona's beaches! It is a good sandy city beach with lots of places to stop off for refreshments along the seafront.
Beaches, sun, water - fantastic
I was here in november, at 9 am and the beaches wasn't crowded. You could see one or two joggers, a few people walking and a lot of cyclist goind by. But in my mind I could feel that during some warmer months in the year this is a wonderful place to spend som lazy days!
Though, walking along the beaches, looking at the morning sun, smelling the mediteranian sea, it makes you calm and is well worth the early hour walk!
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Well, not really. Barcelona is on the Mediterranean, not the Atlantic Ocean, so the surf is really small. It is right on the beach, though. If you are hankering for some beach time, the Barcelona beaches are wide with lots of sand. Beach chairs are available along this public beach. Personally, I did not think the beach was the most appealing beach. I mean, it is clean enough...it just isn't as scenic as many beaches. However, if you want to spend some time at the beach, it will do in a pinch.
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