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The Barcelona Aquarium
I like to visit aquariums when I go travelling... so of course I also had to visit the Barcelona Aquarium... It opened in 1995, and is located right behind the Maremagnum Shopping Center at the Port Vell Harbour.
The Barcelona Aquarium is not the best aquarium I have been to, but it has its highlights... The Mediterranean Area, the Oceanarium (a huge tank filled with almost 5 million liters of water), and the 80 meters long (!) underwater tunnel... All-in-all, the aquarium is home to 11,000 fish and animals representing more than 450 species... Sharks, rays, piranhas, penguins, and much more.
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Not really my thing.
I probably have the same relationship to shopping and shopping centres as Superman has to Kryptonite so when I was dragged into the Maremagnum (Big Sea?) by the person I was with it was with a degree or trepidation. In fairness, as these places go, it was a relatively painless experience and I emerged with dignity, sanity and debit card more or less intact.
I debated putting this tip in the shopping section but decided on this instead as it really is rather more than a place with a lot of shops, although if that is your thing, you are more than catered for. A look at the website shows various events taking place and there are some delightful restaurants and cafes. In the Continental way, you can visit fairly well when you wish. the shops are open 1000 to 2200 and the restaurants remain open until 0100. the views round and about are lovely.
I am led to believe that the whole redevlopment of this area was a direct result of the legacy plan from the Barcelona Olympic Games. I live within easy walking distance of the site for the 2012 London Olympics and just hope we can do the same thing here but, frankly, I doubt it.
Contemporary Barcelona: Maremagnum
At the end of the Ramblas, after Colon statue , you will find an artificial island built for fun and leisure. There are shops, cinemas, restaurants, discos etc. The main attraction of this commercial center is l’Aquàrium. Only smaller than the Aquarium of Genoa (in Europe), it houses species of fishes from all over the world like the sharks, that you can see in safety from a transparent observation tunnel. At night, discos and pubs of Maremagnum are basically populated by tourists
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My favorite place;)
I love it's location!Next to the port and feel sea breeze while having coffee outside.Inside has lot to do,there are so many shops,cafes, restaurant,bars.And the Imax Cinema is adjacent as well as L'Aquarium.And its the only commercial center opens every Sunday.
Maremagnum - Monument a Colom
At the end of "La Rambla" there's the harbor. We are now on the bridge over the sea that links "Maremagnum" with "La Rambla". At your left, you can see the Columbus monument. The discoverer of America is pointing in the wrong direction, because he points to the east at the Mediterranean Sea, and America is on the other side to the west.
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Moll del Mare Magnum
The old Moll d'Espanya, now completely rebuilt: a new and impressive Aquarium, shops, restaurants and a leisure centre/ disco/ nightclub called Maremàgnum and a Cinema
Try a stroll from Passeig de Gracia towards beach and Mal del Mare Magnum
Have fun! - Maremagnum
Maremagnum is located by the sea, in Port Vell. It includes cinemas, restaurants, bars, shopping centre. It is very nice although is a bit more expensive than the other shops at the town.
Anyway it is worth a visit to
Maremàgnum is located on the Moll d'Espanya, which houses the Maremàgnum, L'Aquàrium and the Imax cinema. The Maremàgnum is a shopping and eating emporium, where you can shop until 11pm every day of the year. A selection of bars and restaurants seems to be dominated by fast food outlets (Pans & Company included). One of our favorite restaurants, Mandongo is located here (second floor) and many others look very good as well. Despite the commercial context, a good meal in the Mediterranean sunshine while watching the maritime traffic or looking across the harbor at Barcelona's many gothic towers is quite enjoyable. Maremàgnum throbs at night with salsa music and some halfway decent clubs.
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Feed the fish at maremagnum
It's free and fun. Buy some bread and take it to Maremagnum. Go over the wooden bridge and look over the edge. You'll see large fishes in the water. When you throw the bread in you get huge crowds of fish feeding. We also attracted loads of seagulls.
This large shopping center is located on a pier in the harbor. it has lots of restaurants and quite a few shops.
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Port in Barcelona
This is marina in Barcelona. Very beautiful place. In this photo you can see a bridge and a good shoping mail Maremagnum!
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