Barcelona City Guide: La Barceloneta

Metro stop Barceloneta

Let’s go to the playa by tube?
Barcelona: 4km of beaches, 10 min away from the centre & 272 sunny days a year. Get tanned on the beach, dive into the waves, surf, windsurf and kitesurf. Go jogging, roller-skating or cycling on the Passeig Maritim or wander in the marina while taking a look at the beautiful yachts and sailing boats.

Wanna sip a Mojito at the Chiringito (a bar on the beach)? Feel like paella or seafood on the seashore? The Barceloneta has an exquisite taste of holidays.

The Barceloneta, built over the sea in the 18th c., once was a village of fishermen, sailors and soldiers. With its standard buildings bloks and washing hanging out of the windows, the area has retained its working class touch.

Passeig Maritim : a stroll along the sea down to the Port Olympic (bars, restaurants, night clubs and casino).

Cable Car : Barcelona from the sky, from the Barceloneta to Montjuic hill.

San Juan : fiesta on the beach (end of June) with lots of music, dancing, drinking, eating on the beach the all night long.

At the botton of the Ramblas was the harbor area with old factories and buildings.It has been transformed in the 80. There is now the big Maremagnum shopping centre ( open everyday of the week even on Sundays), the Aquarium and cinemas. It is called the Port Vell area.

In 1992, year of the Olympics game, big changes have been made to the coast. There are now 5 kms of sandy beaches with “chiringuitos” in summer. The Olympic area built for the athletes is now a residential area and a trendy place with nice bars, restaurants, 5 stars hotel like the Artz hotel and the amazing golden fish from the architect Frank Gehry,

On the right, you will see the Sail-shaped W hotel from the catalan architect Ricardo Bofil.
Down from the hotel, nice restaurants and bars to enjoy the view of the beach area. Nice sunsets.
Barceloneta outside heated swimming pool is open all year long.

The main avenue leading to the beach is the Passeig Joan de Borbó with lots of restaurants and bars, fast foods, ice cream shops. Nice sunny terraces in the afternoon on this avenue with view on the yacht marina.

Behind this Passeig Joan de Borbo, you will see the real Barceloneta which was a fishermen area. Small narrow streets with 2 stores houses, linnen on the balconies. Area full of life, children, people talking together. The Barceloneta market is very nice with a big square.

Good restaurants in the Barceloneta to eat a Paëlla or sea food 

Can Majó
Paella and seafood, very nice terrace in front of the beach
website Can Majó
Carrer Almirall Axaida 23    Barceloneta ( in front of the Beach)

Can Ros and La Mar Salada same owners

Can Ros
Carrer de l’Almirall Aixada, 7  08003 Barcelona  website Can Ros

La Mar Salada   Pg. Joan de Borbó, 58-59  ·  08003 Barcelona    T. +34 93 221 21 27 / +34 93 221 10 15
Restaurant with nice terrace on Passeig Joan de Borbó ( sunshine in the afternoon)

Sushi Restaurante Somorrostro
carrer Sant Carles 11  Barceloneta  Ph: 93 225 00 10
Guest chief migh be invited in this sushi restaurant
2 or 3 dishes menus.

El filoferro
Cafes, restaurants salads, sandwiches, pastas …
at the end of carrer Sant Carles , with terrace

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