Well there is Barceloneta but been there done that, and try a new section of it at Icaria beach by Port Olimpic.Icària beach is generally quieter than Barceloneta during the summer months and is worth visiting if you want more space and want to relax. And I needed that after a long night.
young people of all nationalities on Friday and Saturday nights, especially in summer, on the beach at Nova Icària, generating a buzz redolent of spring break . And of course, i was there in May and at night wandering !!!
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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?
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.
Barcelona is the capital of modernism, one place of the 20 century avantgarde art movement and one of the best examples of modern urban planning. Many sights are sometimes shocking, by rejecting the traditional architectural conventions. But the city does not show its modernist buildings only: the old street lights, balcony, and many other elements enhance the amazing atmosphere. Of course, in the old Barri Gothic you can get acquainted with the maze-like quarter, walking the narrow streets, and - although the nearby Costa Brava beaches are much nicer - the sandy beach of Barceloneta is also worth to visit.
Situated in the marina area of Port Olimpic, Mapfre Tower and and its twin the Hotel Arts (owned by the Ritz Carlton group) were constructed for the 1992 Olympic Games. They are part of the reconstruction of the city for that occasion. With their 154 meters they are Spain's seventh tallest buildings. They are a very good landmark to find your location.
Beside the twin towers there is a huge sculpture named D'Or Peix - Goldfish.
The old electricity plant of La Canadenca (the Canadian) remind us of Barcelona’s industrial past; the three brick chimneys offer an excellent example of the industrial architecture of the past centuries.
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.
When you visiting the Barcelona,what be situated at the Mediterranean Sea, you must certainly swim in the sea.
We was in Barcelona in May, and decided go to swim. It was sunny day, air temperature was at intervals 25-30 Celsius. It was normal warm summer-day for us.
When we arrive at Barceloneta beach. there was fishermans, who wearing the cardigan on. It was funny for us ;)
Water was gorgeous, we enjoy the water and swimming.
Approximately 1,100 m long, together with the Sant Sebastià beach, Barceloneta is one of the biggest in Barcelona, and it is also one of the oldest and most traditional beach in the city. It is a favourite amongst our foreign visitors and it is commonly used by youth groups and for school activities. Due to its location and proximity to the metro and many bus lines, the majority of its users get to the beach by public transport.
District - Ciutat Vella
Length - 1.100 m
Average width - 89 m
Limits - From Carrer Almirall Cervera to the Olympic Port
Maybe not the most picturesque beach in the world, but how lovely to be able to take a swim, a slow and lazy picnic, or just a nap in the sea-breeze after seightseeing and shopping. For lunch you can also visit one of the many great sea food restaurants serving fresh fish of the day. Just follow the smell. Mmmm…
Barceloneta Beach is the closest beach to Barcelona city centre and can get busy during summer months. I´ve heard that Icaria Beach, the next beach along from Barceloneta, is calmer. For Icaria beach go to Metro Ciutadella Vila Olimpica (Yellow Line, L4).
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.
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.
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!
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.
The golden sands of Barcelona Beach is a great way to relax after a big night on the Sangria. The water is deep blue and the sun normally very warm. The beach stretches on for quite a long way so you can be assured of a spot to drop your things.
Make sure of having someone watch your gear if you go for a swim as the beach is a prime spot for a bit of 'item grabbing'. There is normally little worry about violent crime around here with most problems coming from the pickpocket type of criminal.
Closest to the Olympic marina, and therefore always crowded, this wide swathe of rough golden sand is great for food goers. There are three spotless beach bars, two immensely popular restaurants on the promenade behind (Mango and Chiringuito de Moncho) and countless bars and restaurants off the Port Olímpic just a short stroll away.
Barcelona has beaches. That's one thing I really love of living here. But these are city beaches, not especially charming, and even quite dirty and very crowded during summer. If you want to escape to the beach for a while, its easy to do it, and there are quite a few nice places not so far away.
For a daytrip, and just for beaching, you can go to places like San Pol de Mar, Caldes d'Estrach (North side, you can take the train at Plaça Catalunya) or Castelldefels (South, you may use Passeig de Gràcia station). Just a short train ride from Barcelona center, about 20 minutes.
If don't want to leave Barcelona, as a general rule, as closer to the city centre, more crowded. If you find too many people in Barceloneta beach... a short metro, bus or tram ride can take you to Nova Icaria, Mar Bella or Forum beaches.
I was in Barcelona in November and December, and we still thought the beaches were beautiful. If you are there during the winter months I recommend grabbing a scarf and gloves (the breeze can be cool) and going for a walk along the beach, then stopping at a beach-front patio for a glass of wine or hot chocolate!
My second visit to Barcelona was in August, and I spent several afternoons lying on the beach near Villa Olympica. The sea was moderately warm, the sun was bright, the sand was clean and I felt quite safe. There were lots of vendors walking up and down the beach selling bottled water, beer and soda. The crowds are amazing and yet everyone seems to mind their own business and respect one another. Bring your beach towel and some sunglasses!
Oh yeah, and note the giant goldfish statue in the picture. If you are looking for a V.O (version originale aka not dubbed) cinema, there is one called Icaria near the two big towers (metro Villa Olympica). The goldfish itself was designed by Frank Gehry and is 34 by 54 meters!