Port Vell, La Barceloneta,
the preparation of the Beaches and the construction of the Port
OlÝmpic, have opened the doors of Barcelona to the blue
Rambla no longer ends at the Columbus
statue like it used to, but continues along a wooden bridge, the
Rambla de Mar, to the Moll d'Espanya (Port
Vell), which since 1995 has an exceptional leisure value.
the Moll d´Espanya you can find the Imax, with its cinema
screens (Imax, 3D and Omnimax),
the Aquarium, the biggest in
Europe, and the Maremagnum shopping
centre, with its shops, restaurants, music bars, terraces and night
bridge opens sideways whenever a sailing boat has to enter or leave
the marina, a curious spectacle. You can board the famous Golondrinas
to sail to the breakwater or Olympic Port.
you can continue along the Moll de la Fusta
and its terraces as far as the Palau de
Mar, clustered with tempting restaurants. From there
you have two alternatives. If it's time for lunch, continue along
the coast to Barceloneta to
eat seafood, or continue straight on to the Estaciˇ
de Franša, a restored building from 1929 and the Parc
de la Ciutadella, where you will find the Catalan
Parliament, statues and pavilions from the 1888 world
fair, which now house various museums.
the same park is the Zoo, where
you can see Snowflake, the only albino gorilla. Leaving the park
and continuing in the same direction, you reach the newest district
of Barcelona, Nova IcÓria, where
you will find the Olympic Village,
a few metres from the Olympic Port.
The most important attraction here is undoubtedly the terraces and
restaurants, as well as the beaches in the summer.