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This huge [50m] copper fish was designed by an American architect and is situated near the far end of Barceloneta beach. Its become the cities maritime symbol. You really can't miss it if you are in that part of the city

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Jul 04, 2016


I only came across this park from taking the green line on the Bus Turustic. Its not far from the beach but along past Port Olympic so fairly off the beaten path. Its seemed very modern and quite interesting! Almost looked like it had a giant climbing frame covering the whole place!

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Jul 04, 2016

Aduana building

Just close to the Monument to Columbus you will see the huge Aduana building the old customs building constructed in 1902 by Enric Sagnier and Pere García, and is in the Neoclassical style. The winged Sphinxes which crown the large towers stand out. The interior of the building houses allegorical paintings about the imaginary visit of Don Quixote to the city of Barcelona.
The nearby pier - the Moll de Barcelona - leads towards the hulking mass of the modern World Trade Center.

You can watch my 4 min 18 sec Video From Barcelona Airport to the centre by bus out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

You can watch my photo of Barcelona on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 22' 31.64" N 2° 10' 38.09" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Aduana Building.

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Sep 29, 2013

Nice buildings

Please excuse my ignorance but I really don't know what these buildings are. While you walk down the Ramblas towards the port, you find them to your left just before reaching the Columbus monument. the buildings appealed to me and I took the photos. I would appreciate if somebody tells me what they are for.

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Oct 15, 2008
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I'm very interested in lighthouses, but I did not look up to see what ones were in Barcelona before I went. So I have two of them that I found in pictures where I was not looking for lighthouses. So they aren't very good of the lighthouses.

The one in Barcelona in the harbor (Torre del Reloj) was built in 1772. It has been inactive since about 1860. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) square pyramidal masonry clock tower; the top of the tower formerly carried a lantern and gallery instead of the clock faces seen today. Lights were provided in Barcelona as early as 1697. This is the only survivor of a rather large number of harbor lights built and removed at various times as the port developed. Located at the Moll des Pescadors on the downtown Barcelona waterfront. The tower is closed. I photographed it from the Bus Turistic at dusk in the spring without knowing that it was in the picture.

The other one is half way up Monjuïc (the first picture). It was built in 1925 (The station established 1906). It is active. There is a masonry keeper's house with lantern centered on the roof. The front of the lighthous is painted white with red trim; the lantern is unpainted gray metallic. Monjuïc is a mountain that rises steeply above the harbor of Barcelona, crowned by the historic Castillo de Montjuïc. The lighthouse is built partway up the mountain, an area that is not open to the public. One can look down on the lighthouse from the area in front of the Castillo, and drivers on the Ronda del Litoral expressway at the foot of the mountain can glance up and see it. And also one can do as I did and see it from my cruise ship.

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Apr 22, 2008

Medinaceli Square

closer to the Colon Avenue ..."harbour avenue" or Port Vell as we use to called it... there is a charm square who makes as door to th gothic quarter... closer to it there is Merce Square more famous and beautifull at the same time joined bith square by Ample Street....take a look will fancy it

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Jul 21, 2005

Sector Naval de Catalunya

This building apprears to be a naval office of some sort. I doubt you can actually go inside, but it is so nice to know that at the foot of Las Ramblas, they actually do perform useful labor. There are security cameras and police about.

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Mar 22, 2005

Barcelona Harbour

Walking along the Barcelona harbour offers a very pleasant stroll, and although not exactly deserted, it does offer an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Barcelona is an incredibly dense and vast city, and occasionally it is nice to get to somewhere like this and relax a little. A beautiful spot.

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Mar 11, 2005

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"Barcelona es bona..."
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"Seamandrew's Barcelona Page"
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"The capital of County of Barcelona"
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"Truly Catalunya, Truly Spain"
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"Barcelona,one of the most beautiful Spanish cities"
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You can have a beautiful sight...

You can have a beautiful sight see over a big baloon. If you take it, they will give you a Diploma.

The baloon is near the zoo, by one side you will see the beach, in the other the zoo and in the other one you will see the rest of the city..


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Sep 12, 2002

Playa !

Some either the time of the year, the beach is very populous as soon as the sun comes to warm the city.

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Oct 19, 2003

Things To Do Near Barcelona

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Parc de la Ciutadella

This building, located in the middle of the park near the boating lake, is the Catalan parliament. Also in the park are a few museums and the Barcelona zoo - once home to Barcelona's unofficial...
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Museu Picasso - Picasso Museum

This collection of works by Picasso is housed in 5 medieval houses all joined seemlessly together after many years of renovations. Although not born in Barcelona, Picasso spent some years in the city...
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Museu d'Historia de Catalunya - Catalan History Museum

This museum opened during 1943 and one of its major attractions is to take a walk underground and view the streets of the Roman and medieval city. We were on a tour and did not have time to enter the...
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Museu de la Xocolata - Chocolate Museum

This is a museum about chocolate. I love chocolate and found the visit interesting. The exhibition starts with cacao and how it was used in America. And then how it came to Europe and later with the...
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Barcelona Walking Tours Gotic

This Great tour, organized by Turisme de Barcelona, offers you the possibility to walk by the Gothic Quarter, with an experimented guide that will explain you the history of all the hidden corners of...
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Santa Caterina Market - Mercat de Santa Caterina

In Bari Gotic neat the Santa Caterina church is the food market Mercat de Santa Caterina. Much smaller the Boqueria, it still has those wonderful smells and lots of vendors selling all sorts of...
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