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Port Vell, Barcelona

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Neighborhood Historic Walking Area
Port Vell is the modern heart of the tourists’ Barcelona, even though its name translates to “Old Port.” There are multiple theaters, including an IMAX theater, and numerous shops. It’s also home to Europe’s largest aquarium. Take the time to see the bridge open up for a boat to pass, and look at the water to admire the swimming fish and floating sculptures. Note that this port connects to the pedestrian street Las Ramblas. Use our Barcelona vacation builder to add Port Vell and other attractions to your Barcelona vacation plans.
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  • Lovely restaurants and just fun walking to see the luxury boats. Some very good vendors with good prices for handmade goods.  more »
  • Basically a harbor for all sizes of boats and boating entertainment. On land though there is much to be seen, restaurants, shops, public displays and the boardwalk over the canal. A nice walk if nothi...  more »
  • Just a walk away from Las Ramblas is Port Vell. In contrast to the city it's a modern port with modern architecture with lots of reflective mirrors angled to reflect the boats and people walking by. G...  more »