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Barceloneta Tips (32)


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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Barceloneta is an almost triangular piece of land jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea. The earliest inhabitants here were fishermen. Then in the eighteenth century this area provided homes for the residents of the Ribera neighborhood who had been displaced by the construction of the Ciudadela of Barcelona.

Nowadays Barceloneta is home to the Museum of History, a long sandy beach, sculptures, lots of restaurants and the lovely Sant Miquel del Port Church.

As you walk along the beach you will see sand sculptures and salesmen holding up huge billowing pieces of cloth as they try to sell their wares.

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Jan 09, 2016

Esglesia de Sant Miguel del Port

We walked past this church twice during our visit to Barceloneta. Both times closed, however it took my eye both times and I took my photo around 9pm on our way back to the metro train station.

I would have liked to go inside but not open to the public at that time.

More details on the attached web link.

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Jul 04, 2015

Beachside Barceloneta - Early Evening.

Early evening is a great time to walk the Esplanade, beachside Barceloneta as it is full of activity.

Locals cycling, jogging, families walking whilst enjoying an ice cream and beachside some sporting activities plus the normal swimming.

We visited early June and the weather was warm, the sunset lasted to around 8:30pm or later. An ideal time to enjoy beachside dining.

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Jul 03, 2015
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Evening in Barceloneta - Harbour & Marina

We took the metro to Barceloneta late afternoon to view the sights and then enjoy our evening meal at a beachside restaurant.

We found there was much to see, so allow yourself a few hours to walk around and view the harbour and marina. We also noticed a Museum, but did not have enough time to visit

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Jul 03, 2015

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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Jan 14, 2014

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

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Jul 23, 2012

Little Barcelona

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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Jul 22, 2012

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Pla de Palau

As early as the 14th Century everything that came by sea to Barcelona went through the Pla de Palau. It was the center of trade during the medieval period and there are several important government buildings that still line the area. Including the customs office and armory.

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Jan 05, 2012

Port area of Barceloneta

The Port area of Barceloneta is an enjoyable portion of Barcelona to walk around. From the metro stop Barceloneta, head down towards the water where there are many restaurants, cafes, gelato places. The Museum of the History of Catalan, with the multi-colored boats and sailing vessels lined up along the docks, then at the end is the telepheric cable car that one can take across the bay to Montjuc.

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Dec 03, 2011

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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Nov 07, 2011

Barceloneta Beach

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).

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Oct 07, 2011

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