Barcelona’s harbour was situated directly below Las Rambles until the end of the 1980s. The city was considerd to have turned its back to the waterfront. Almost unbelievable: there was no beach! Everything changed when Barcelona, in 1986, became a future Olympic city.
Barceloneta was mainly home for fishermen, dockworkers, sailors and their families – a quite shabby quarter. Today Barceloneta is valued a top quality location – due to the proximity to the Mediterranean. Via the Passeig Marítim you’ll arrive at the Olympic Harbour where Felipe, then the crown prince, now the Spanish King, participated in the Olympic sailing regattas in 1992.
Discover e.g. Rambla del Mar, Moll de la Barceloneta, El Cap de Barcelona, Mercat de la Barceloneta, Passeig Marítim